Those Sneaky Little Elves!
December 20, 2006 11:55 am
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!
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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.
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.