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Another Technology Upgrade for ATS (Friday downtime planned)

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posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:22 PM
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It's that time again. After about a year of steady duty, our database server has recently experienced what can only be described as the upper-limits of it's capabilities. We knew this about four months ago, and have since been stashing away enough savings to spring for a brand new server, and an industrial strength database expert to configure it.

Our latest database server has done well, lasting longer and handling more traffic than any before it. Peaking at an astonishing 318 queries per second at one point, it brought us through Blossom Goodchild, the 2008 elections, Swine Flue, and very nearly double the average daily traffic since it was deployed.

And we're not just getting a new server, we're beginning the transition to a cluster of database servers. Initially all activity will be handled by a lightning-fast speed demon master server, with a single slave server acting as a read-only failover should the master go offline. For those into such things, the new server has 16 cores, 8 gigs of RAM, and more importantly, SSD's (multiple solid state drives) in a RAID-10 configuration. Our slave server(s) will be less powerful, but still us SSD's for storage. This is the bleeding-edge folks.



We're currently scheduled to perform the transition Friday morning, June 19th (because our expert doesn't work weekends), and if all goes well, most of you probably won't notice. However, if you encounter ATS in a read-only state, or even offline on Friday morning, please don't be alarmed and check back in 15 minutes.


Onward...

[edit on 17-6-2009 by SkepticOverlord]




posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Awesome! Thanks Skeptic



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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Bill, Thank you for staying cutting edge....and making room for all of us...your hospitality is appreciated!



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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good luck with the new hardware. let me know if you need it wired. I got nothin but time.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:29 PM
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OH NOZZZZZ Not again


I don't think I can survive this time



Oh wait... maybe a good time for that surgery I have been putting off...

carry on





posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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I'm gonna save all my washing up and ironing for friday then.


Good luck, god speed and all that malarkey.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:33 PM
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If the server has not been purchased yet please v2v me if you wish

I can get you HP, DELL, IBM or Whiteboxes.

If it's over 1K I get it at cost price for you and free shipping.

I work for the 2nd largest resellers in North America

EDIT: You guys are gonna pay too much for solid state.
You should just stick to a 15K SAS

[edit on 17-6-2009 by ModernAcademia]



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord

We're currently scheduled to perform the transition Friday morning, June 19th


I'm quoting that just in case some missed or over looked that little bit of critically important information.


Thanks for the heads up.

So does this mean you'll be retiring the old one?




posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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Really good news..

What might also be of interest is the comparison of server power to many of those that ATS is catching up to or overtaking in the Rankings



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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Wicked stuff guys, way to stay on top.

It's nice to see a new development every couple of months, really shows this sites progress.

~Keeper



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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Ah, time for another upgrade ...

I remember the last one:



Seriously, thanks for putting back into the site so that we may continue to enjoy ATS at the high level we have grown accustomed to.


Long live the new server!



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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thanks for the heads up, appreciate it!!



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:43 PM
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reply to post by SLAYER69
 


where did you get the picture of my wiring closet?



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
If the server has not been purchased yet please v2v me if you wish

We lease our servers from a provider of enterprise-class managed systems.



You should just stick to a 15K SAS

That's what we out-grew.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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What a wonderful community we have here, provided to us by the most caring people i know.


Remember to make plenty of room for all the stuff thats comming.


Thank you, as always.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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Very cool. ATS is the best.
Friday is going to be sad.
Oh wait did you say 15 minutes?


Thank you!



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 03:14 PM
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No. This is just a cover up. They're installing new software in to their supercomputers at the NSA so the reptilians at the CIA can watch over all your Internet activity and plant Lady Gaga music on your computer so you can be arrested.

See, it's all in the date. 6/19/09. If you ignore the 1 and the 0, and turn the 9's upside down, that's 666!!!!!!!!!! And the 1 and the 0 means in 10 more days on 6/29/09 the world is going to end because Nibiru disguised as an asteroid disguised as a UFO filled with greys is going to crash in to Earth so they can fight the reptilians.

6/29/09 is what the Mayans were really talking about. I don't need proof, God told me.

You guys can't fool me with all your 8 gigs of RAM and such. My 3 gigs of RAM was all I needed to uncover your plot.

I call for a boycott of ATS on Friday morning for 15 minutes. If you sheep want our voices to be heard, you need to start taking action.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 03:17 PM
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I am amazed at the growth of this site in the year I am here.

Good luck with the migration to the new server, I hope this one lasts longer than a year



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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Sweet.

I heard good things about the RAID capabilities of SSD. The real world performance is closer to the theoretical maximums. Which is awesome.

Good deal!



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 03:24 PM
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Downtime sucks!


Peace





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