|Those Sneaky Little Elves!
|Speed, speed, speed...so all you want for Christmas is faster site speed?!
Image used with permission by: Carol Dahl [rockets]
Well, Santa heard you loud and clear. So, he and the Renderosity Elves snuck out in the wee hours of Monday morning and installed a new database server. We thought it would make the perfect gift to share with all the Renderosity Artists...no matter how naughty or nice...
This is just one of the things we have been planning to bring better performance to Renderosity. We still have a couple more items on our task list to work through, but we are hoping you can already feel the improvement.
We have replaced our old IBM database server. It was a quad P4 processor with 16GB ram...not a bad box, but just could not handle the load anymore. Now that the old database server has retired, it will likely do some remedial tasks while it watches the new boxes around it play and grow.
The new database server has Quad Dual Core Opteron processors with 32GB ram. So, it has about twice the ability of older one. This new server will handle the load coming in from the front-end boxes a lot easier. Basically what I'm trying to say, is it plays well with others : )
You should be noticing site speed improvements in most areas of the site. The only place right now that is not as noticeable is the Marketplace. We will be working in the Marketplace next.
We hope this gift of hardware will make your seasons bright as you come to Renderosity, morning, noon and night!
May your holiday season be filled with with joy, and fantastic works of art!
- Mortimer Kringle - Senior Elf and the Renderosity Team
It is delightfully better! Thank YOU!!!! We NOTICE!!!!
Thanks for the speed update. :o)
What do you mean by"Quad Dual Core"? does that mean there are "FOUR" dual core processors or just 2 two-core processors? (I'm guessing the former).
Can I have the old box? :)
I have noticed a slight increase...and here I though I was imagining things! ;']
So that's why I didn't have time to go get me a cup of coffee in between pages loading. *grin* Awesome job, everyone!
I agree, the performance is way better from work now, where I shouldn't be surfing to Rendo from anyway :) From home, it's significantly faster. Thanks, Rendo!
I don't understand all that, but if the site's faster than YIPEEEE!!! Thanks so much!
Btw, nice looking elf you have there! LOL
Unfortunatly he also put the marketplace on the front page.
is it faster havent noticed at all!
and erm, why is the store page on the front page now???
Momentary situation...just to see if you were all paying attention ;-)
I tell you what...you gotta watch those sneaky little elves!!
Things should be back in place now.
I noticed it's faster - thank ye :-)
Certainly seems quicker to me..Well done
Thank you very much! Have a wonderful holiday!
I have a home for that retired IBM database server if you ever want to give up for adoption - you guys are based in Africa, right? ;)
Site feels much smoother, thank you!
Christmas did come early this year!
Fantastic and thanks ;)
A big "Thank You"! The site is so much more enjoyable now that things move a little faster! Really makes surfing the galleries fun again! Thanks and all you working at Rosity have yourselfs a very Merry Christmas!
It has made a difference. Thank you! :)
I noticed the difference right off. Thank you very much!
I have noticed faster loading since Monday. it is an awesome present and will give Renderosity an edge on the competition
We certainly have come along way in the last 30 years or more in computer technology. I remeber NCR 250 which had core memory at 64 kilobites and tubes, and used cards and paper and magnetic tape. Clock speed was under 1 mHz and there was no internet and the modem work at 8600 bauds. Teletypes were used for input of data and printing output. ADM 3 Teminal and 8 inch floppy disks was high tech then. And 5 megabyte hard drive was in the developement stage. It was 5 ft wide and under 50 feet long. Noisey and hot. I am glad we have advance to where we are now. The site really work well with your up grade.
Thank you!! Just what I wanted!
immediatly could tell something was different THANKS!!!
Thanks and it makes a difference already.
Merry Christmas to the Renderosity team.
Last night I seen it was faster and said wow how nice but there was also less people so I said oh nothing new.
But now the speed is fast and there are a lot more people were it was always so slow and pages are loading fast. Thank you so very much all you Little Elves.
I noticed the difference, but I didn't think it would last...but I was wrong!! It's been great, thanks Santa!! I for one appreciate the speed...Rock on!! Aloha~
I saw this...and then I saw that there are over 2000 folks on line and so I zipped over to TEST it out on the galleries (my prefs give me FULL SIZE on all images right off) and all I can say is WOWOW! I NEVER got around so fast with this many on line at a time before!! THANK YOU GUYS AND DOLLS!!!
It will be cool when the store goes faster too... (just hope still it's search engine can get some medical attention too! ;)
Even I noticed the difference and I have cable.
Now that's what I call a gift that lasts all year round!
Thank you !!!!!
Thanks to those Elves - I noticed the speed increase and hope it'll last.
Merry Christmas to all the Renderosity Team and a big thank you for all their hard work.
Thanks to Santa and his Elves.
Happy christmas time to the whole Renderosity team and to all other members.
oh, thank you, never got anything like this for x-mas, never got anything at all for x-mas, but that is something different.
AHHH slow down!!I'm running to mashine's.
Now I'm really in trouble.
Honestly... Thanks it makes it much easier.
Thank You And Happy Holidays to all.
Cool! Merry christmas to you guys (and gals of course :)
Big thank you, love and Merry Christmas to the proactive team at my favourite place!
Thank you! And Happy Holidays!
Amen! This will be a present that will be used for some time to come! Now if I could only get those elves to fix up my machines! LOL! Great news all around!
I Noticed quicker render times!!!! ................Oh wait, that's because of my 2 New Dualcores, Hehehehe!!! Thanks Guys, will put in a good word for ya with the bug Guy ;^)
yehaw finally i can load here without sitting and waiting 10 minutes:)
Good. Thank you. :)
Very cool! Thank you!
I had noticed. My DSL works better now.
I thank You.
I definitely noticed...the pages are loading really fast...thxs bunches. :o)
Thank you...Thank you....!!!
And a Happy Holidays to you all..
MUCH thanks and appreciated! T.P.
Great works. The speed (or lack of) was very noticeable compared to other sites. The improvement is most welcome and appreciated.
The site speed is most noticable! YEAH!
Much faster and much appreciated!!
The perfect gift for all thanks!
Happy and Safe Holiday to everyone!
And here's me thinking it was my shiny new 10mbps connection.
I certainly noticed! Wonderful news! Very appreciated!
The upgrade has made a vast improvement. Thanks a bunch!
yep I noticed :-]) thankyou
Thankyou kindly. Just what we wanted for Christmas:-))
Thats just great. Seasons Greetings to 'Rosity staff !
Yes, much faster! Thanks and Merry Christmas to all!
Now that you mention it, I have'nt noticed any hang ups as of late!
Good work elves!!!
OMG the speed! it's dazzling!
Thank you so much darling elves!
Now hurry up and help santa with those last minute presents! quick! quick!
Way to go!!! Merry Christmas ;)
At last!!! THX!!!!
Great! now I don't have to shave while I wait for a page to load!
Much better. Damn, i'll have to find something else to moan about now... it's always the same, you get a good moan going, climb up on ya hobby horse... and then they go and fix it.
Thank you! Renderosity does load much more easily now. I hope you had very merry Christmas! :D
Noticed the increase in loading speed today.
I was whining to a friend just this morning about how slow your site was, and how long it had been since I felt like slogging through to see some new stuff. Got on a little bit ago and was amazed at the improvement! Then I saw this article - aha! I'll be back a lot more often now! You've restored my faith. 2nd-best present I got this year! (Sorry - diamonds from my man beat you out.)
Thank you! It is such a pleasure now to navigate your site.
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Thank you! I noticed immediately.