Those Sneaky Little Elves!

December 20, 2006 11:55 am

Tags: horse power, renderosity, server upgrade, site speed


Speed, speed, speed...so all you want for Christmas is faster site speed?!

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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


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3DLadyinRed ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

It is delightfully better! Thank YOU!!!! We NOTICE!!!!

Radlafx ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

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).

dlfurman ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Can I have the old box? :)

Raeven ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Awesome!

TwoPynts ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

I have noticed a slight increase...and here I though I was imagining things! ;'] Thanks!

Webmistres ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Thank you!!!

Unicornst ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

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!

TerraDreamer ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

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!

rockets ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

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

pdblake ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Unfortunatly he also put the marketplace on the front page.

DarkStarRising ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

is it faster havent noticed at all! and erm, why is the store page on the front page now???

LillianH ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

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.

gillbrooks ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

I noticed it's faster - thank ye :-)

CandeeKis ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Very cool!!

danob ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Certainly seems quicker to me..Well done

ARTWITHIN ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Thank you very much! Have a wonderful holiday!

kuroyume0161 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

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!

Midnite_Designer ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Christmas did come early this year!

Valerie-Ducom ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Fantastic and thanks ;)

fastburn ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

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!

liquidanime ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

It has made a difference. Thank you! :) Happy holidays.

Ardiva ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

I noticed the difference right off. Thank you very much!

Richardphotos ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

I have noticed faster loading since Monday. it is an awesome present and will give Renderosity an edge on the competition

MRC1 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

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.

ringbearer ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Thank you!! Just what I wanted!

MoonGraphics11 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Awesome!!!!

Thorwald ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

immediatly could tell something was different THANKS!!!

kansas ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Thanks and it makes a difference already. Merry Christmas to the Renderosity team.

phoenixwaller ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

Yay!!!

hewee ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 20 December 2006

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.