General Hardware Requirements The hardware requirements may vary depending on the amount of recipients you upload for testing, your campaign type and also how you run the campaign. If you use the scheduler to send the mails over a longer time frame, you need a less performant hardware compared to campaign, where you send all mails at once.
Usually 4 GB RAM and 2 Core CPU are sufficient to support up to 2000 recipients within a campaign. To run larger campaigns (up to 50'000 users) you will need at least 16 GByte RAM and 5 Core CPU's. Please make sure you have at least 30 GB of Harddisk allocated for LUCY.
LUCY has a built in performance testing tool which can help you fine-tune your hardware settings and find the appropriate hardware for your campaign. The monitoring tool also gives you a real time vie in the current system performance. If you run a VPS hosted with us, we can dynamically increase the CPU/RAM according to your needs.
Supported Amazon Instances The LUCY AMI works on t1.micro (in order to run with 600 Mybte Memory the system needs to be manually adjusted that LUCY will have more that 100 Mybte Idle Memory. Therefore t1.micro is not recommended), m1.small, m1.medium, c3.large and c1.medium. The best performance will be on c3.large, but using m1.small and m1.medium will be enough even for attacks with many thousands of recipients. We will support other types of instances in later versions of Lucy (3.0 onwards). More info about installing LUCY within AMAZON can be found here.