Faster Server - Coming Soon!

Submitted by caedes 08/22/05 1:20 AM GMT

It is about time for us to make a major upgrade to the server that runs I've had my eye on a Dual Xeon machine for some time and I think the site is finally at the point where the resources can be put to use. The server has twice the resources (CPU, RAM, disk, bandwidth) as the current machine and (not suprisingly) costs twice as much. If I decide to do the upgrade next month then you can expect to see the site speed improve around the September 20th.


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08/22/05 1:40 AM GMT
WOOHOO!!! That is good news! So getting a T3 line will be soon after that?
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
08/22/05 3:07 AM GMT
Where do we currently keep our server? Is it at a server place or is it at your house? ;-)
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08/22/05 7:39 AM GMT
I'm guessing you'll need more members of the 'Caedes Cadre' then. I'm game if everyone else is! B.t.w - Wise decision!
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08/22/05 7:51 AM GMT
Yes this is great news.
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08/22/05 8:49 AM GMT
hmm...sounds promising.
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius ................. Please look at these: Quintet, Sculpture 2
08/22/05 9:27 AM GMT
Nice, this will definately be a nice improvement.

Btw: What connection speed is the server on? T-1?
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"The person who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it." -Chinese Proverb
08/22/05 10:44 AM GMT
good stuff.. making sure to click the ads occasionally since I cant afford the Cadre stuff at the minute hehe
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08/22/05 3:23 PM GMT
Great news...looking forward to it...another weapon in my arsenal to bend this damn computer of mine to my will, lol.:Pat.
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08/22/05 3:33 PM GMT
The server is currently located (and will stay) in a very large and high quality datacenter in Houston ( The server has a 100Mbit connection to the datacenter network which has about 10 backbone providers (much better than a single connection of any type).
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08/22/05 6:33 PM GMT
Fantastic.. Looking forward to it..
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One bead at a time..
08/22/05 10:15 PM GMT
That should make the site more responsive, Ive noticed it slows down some when the number of members online climb above 130 or so.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thats important. Ruth Ross
08/23/05 12:04 AM GMT
The current server is a Pentium 4 - 2GHz, correct? What will the dual Xeons be clocked at?
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
08/23/05 12:37 AM GMT
woo, speedy new server running all the caedes we can get!... i can hear the music now ...

*..mooovin on up..*
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Somethings are just.. Wonderful
08/23/05 3:19 AM GMT
Why not go with AMD Opterons instead? What considerations are being made in the new choice of server?
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08/23/05 11:52 AM GMT
why not go with PowerMac G5 with Dual 2.7s?
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08/23/05 1:23 PM GMT
Tony: why not a Commodore 64? Hehe!
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08/23/05 3:51 PM GMT
nice to hear :)
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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. (Oscar Wilde)
08/23/05 4:08 PM GMT
The datacenter has a contract with Dell, so they don't offer Opteron or Apple servers (otherwise I would certainly get a dual-core dual processor Opteron). I have considered switching to another server provider so that I can get an Opteron, but there have always been questions as to the reliability of the other datacenters. The bottom line is that the best deal has to take into consideration the price, server, network, support services, and overall company quality.
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08/25/05 11:42 AM GMT
Yeah!! nice to hear.. lol.. Will we have to upload the photos still at 1600x1200?..
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Ron, Just Ron, Or nothing, Is it!?
08/25/05 7:04 PM GMT
Sounds great!! You do really care about us now, don't you??
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Kimberly Bramlett
08/25/05 11:36 PM GMT
You are too cool Caedes. Good to see you're determined to keep up with your peeps. Dual Xeon processors....Nice. =0)
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08/27/05 12:01 AM GMT
What? No PowerEdge 7250 Quad Itanium 2's?

** ponders with a wry smile exactly how many Cadre donations would be required to feed that particular puppy...**
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
08/27/05 2:58 PM GMT
As long as the site is online... i'm happy =)
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O_o | o_O Looking in the Mirror
08/28/05 12:18 AM GMT
yey! :)
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~~~ ...all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream... ~~~
08/29/05 9:04 PM GMT
I have some good news. I was fiddling around with the database (added some indexes and increased cache sizes), and it seems to have significantly reduced the cpu use. Now we are only reaching a maximum cpu use of around %50 (it was around %90). Maybe I'll be able to stave off a hardware upgrade after all.
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08/29/05 11:24 PM GMT
That is good news. 40% difference in CPU's a huge increase on a server. Nice fiddling! =0) Me make more....
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09/03/05 1:45 AM GMT
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09/14/05 9:02 PM GMT
*explodes from excitement*
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10/15/05 11:16 PM GMT
Well, it is well past September 20th, so what is the word on the new server?
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
10/16/05 1:07 AM GMT
Due to the database optimizations that I made shortly after this announcement the upgrade really isn't needed right now. That's a pretty good thing because it is a lot easier on me to not have to move the whole site over to a different server. =)
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