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Hi everyone!

I've installed the tile server on a separate machine using SWITCH2OSM Manually building a tile server (14.04) and I've changed mapstyle to openstreetmap-carto. Everything works fine, but at 6-7-8 scales tile generation takes about couple of minutes.

I have used PostGIS Tuning, PG Tune, PG Tune Online, I have tried to use dozen of PostgreSQL configurations, but tile generation is not fast enough.

My hardware configuration is:

  • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v2 @2.60GHz
  • 32GB RAM
  • SSD RAID-5

I thought it would be enough.

So the question is: "What is the best hardware solution for the tile server?". I want tile generation to take couple of seconds.

Thanks for help!

asked 27 Jan '16, 13:37

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A couple of questions that may help people answer:

o How much data are you importing?

o Are you planning to update the data periodically?

(27 Jan '16, 13:43) SomeoneElse ♦

Hello. 1. The whole world 2. May be once a year

(27 Jan '16, 13:45) Bobinho

What performance are you getting (at which zoom and which location), and what did you expect ?

(27 Jan '16, 14:32) Vincent de P... ♦

I think it could be normal that the tiles for z6-8 take some significant amount of time to render, usually they are not rendered very often but only from time to time on demand. These zoom levels contain a big amount of data and are covering big areas so that the spatial index has less effect than in higher zoom levels.

(28 Jan '16, 10:48) dieterdreist

You have to accept that tile generation on small zoom levels takes a couple of minutes, and pre-render these tiles in regular intervals. That's what OSM itself does too! The alternative is changing to vector tile technology altogether but then you'd have to re-generate the vector tiles in regular intervals which isn't much faster.

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answered 27 Jan '16, 14:04

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If his update schedule is "once a year", pre-generating shouldn't be a problem.

(27 Jan '16, 14:31) Vincent de P... ♦

I have .meta files already, I don't work with .png itself. So, the only way to share not rendered tiles on 6-7-8 zoom levels is pre-render, right?

And it doesn't matter which hardware you have, anyway it will take couple of minutes, yes?

(28 Jan '16, 06:20) Bobinho

if you keep the whole database in memory it will speed rendering up a lot

(28 Jan '16, 10:50) dieterdreist

Blockquote And it doesn't matter which hardware you have, anyway it will take couple of minutes, yes?

Well, I guess you could get yourself one of these: https://www.oracle.com/engineered-systems/exalytics/features.html

But I don't think you envisioned needing to buy a new "house" when installing a new home tile server, because that is probably what a true professional business solution like this one is going to cost you...

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answered 28 Jan '16, 07:32

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Yeah, I guess so.

The only way is to pre-render tiles.

Where I can find how many GBs I must have to render the whole world on 11 zoom level? This table http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tile_disk_usage is not valid for meta-files. Thank you

(28 Jan '16, 07:51) Bobinho
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