I just bought a new server which will be running nginx, PHP, MySQL stack that will be serving fully-cached html requests 90% of the time and PHP/mysql requests otherwise through FastCGI.
Stats on the box are:
CentOS 5.x 64-bit
2x Intel Quad Core Xeon E5520 (8 cores/16 threads)
6GB DDR3 @ 800Mhz
Wondering what some nginx pros would generally recommend regarding number of worker processes for a server like this. Am looking for optimum setup here as this is strictly a web server - will ideally be serving a few thousand requests/sec from html cache and a few hundred max from PHP/mysql.