We're running into a shortage of resources in our project and would like to have room for a small and a xlarge instance.
Conversation in freenode channel Jan 09th 2017:
17:50 < annika> andrewbogott: yuvipanda: whoever: is https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T152456 ready for a decision? do you need more input?
17:59 < andrewbogott> annika: we're all at a conference this week so won't be super responsive. I think regarding the quota increase, it would help if you can add more details about what in particular you want to do with the extra ram (like, more data processing, but what data, and processing it how, etc.)
17:59 < andrewbogott> (sorry for the drive-by, returning to my conf session now)
18:11 < doctaxon> andrewbogott, we need the quota, because we are creating a huge quality management of dewiki, running round the clock, but at least once or twice daily. So it's necessary to get a huge amount of data of quality categories and quality list pages, templates, pagelinks and more by API and mySQL too, beyond dewiki too, and these data has to be processed too and output again. The quota now is much too
18:11 < doctaxon> small, so memory is running out time to time and CPU is critically. I hope, this helps. Thank you
For reference: An xlarge and a small instance would would be an increase from 8 cores to 9 cores, and from 16Gb to 18Gb. I would probably raise the quota more than that to allow transition to the new instances, then reduce after the transition is done. Folks, do those numbers sound right?
Considering my earlier comment (bigram instance), the needed numbers would be 1+8=9 cores and 2+36=38GB. But otherwise you're right. And I actually planned to do the transition without additional temporary resources. But it surely would give us more security.
Sorry for the delay!
I've adjusted quotas so that you have headroom to add one bigram instance on top of what you have in the project now. After you're done migrating and deleting old instances, comment on this bug and I'll drop the quota back down to current usage.