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servers [Dec. 16th, 2000|02:29 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
i had turned off the servers this morning because they were so damn loud and I wasn't working on them, but I just powered them back up... the room is once again a wind tunnel. one of them is responding to pings. the other isn't yet.... think I'm going to have to plug a monitor into it and see what's up.

I named them cartman and kenny ... cartman is the database, because it's big and fat. (they're both the same size... but cartman has two extra 18gig drives visible in the front) kenny is named in memory of the soon-to-be old webserver, which dies so often. hopefully kenny won't actually die once it's in production.

ah: kenny didn't come up because there was a bootable cd-rom in the drive. duh.
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[User Picture]From: teferi
2000-12-16 02:32 pm (UTC)

If LJ ever gets /.'ed...

...do we get to cry 'Oh my god, they killed Kenny!'?
:P
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-16 02:33 pm (UTC)

Re: If LJ ever gets /.'ed...

That's exactly what I was thinking.

:-)
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2000-12-16 02:44 pm (UTC)
So there are going to be two servers in the new setup? A web server, and a database server? Are they both dual P3 933s?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-16 02:46 pm (UTC)

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db is single-866, which should be more than sufficient once the webserver is out of there.
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2000-12-16 03:11 pm (UTC)

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Really... Isaac and I were discussing which should be a bigger machine, DB or web server. I said DB because it has to do all kinds of sorts, and indexes etc. You think the web server does more work?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-16 03:19 pm (UTC)

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webserver is where all the CPU-intensive application servers run right now.

database just has to have a nice cache... it rarely gets updated.
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2000-12-16 03:28 pm (UTC)

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What do you mean it rarely gets updated? I was looking at the stats, doesn't it get like 50 posts per second or something like that?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-16 03:31 pm (UTC)

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no... where'd you come up with that?
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2000-12-16 03:33 pm (UTC)

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Ya I just went back and looked... apparently I came up with it outta my ass!
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2000-12-16 08:08 pm (UTC)
50 may be close.. how much is it,brad?
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[User Picture]From: gorgonous
2000-12-17 02:28 am (UTC)
<Raises fist> I rule!
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2000-12-17 12:37 pm (UTC)
I thought the strategy was to have a massive db server, then just build little dumb boxes around it as web servers? I mean, how many spare web servers do you have now? Like 2 and then the new one? You should just hook all those up to a massive database box and be pretty scalable, right? (assuming you made a sexy way to select which web server gets hit)
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