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Feb
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comment Is it safe to use consumer MLC SSDs in a server?
Do you mean 400% for the extra space, or 40%? I was going to edit your answer but couldn't find a citation, so I suppose it could be 400%. (It's a very good point, by the way)
Nov
28
comment Scaling databases with cheap SSD hard drives
SSDs are generally substantially faster at random writes, particularly 4K random writes. They may be slower for sequential writes, but that's not necessarily important for database servers.
Aug
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Jul
20
comment Linux RAID 5 with non identical disks
Linux software RAID was always rock-solid for me. Hardware RAID controllers, on the other hand, generally had lousy drivers when the drivers were even available, and failed in odd manners. And I'm talking brand-name, real hardware RAID controllers here. On the other hand, they were massively faster, especially at RAID6.
Jul
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Jul
17
comment Ad server software for high traffic site
I hear bad things about OpenX. Basically, it simply doesn't scale up to close to the level we need. See for example, techyouruniverse.com/software/…
Jul
17
comment Ad server software for high traffic site
Doesn't need to be standalone, but keep in mind that our traffic is fairly significant, even when looking on a per-webserver basis. Google Ad Manager is certainly worth a look. Do you have any reason to believe this could handle the traffic?
Jul
17
comment Ad server software for high traffic site
Jeff Atwood indicated that they tried OpenX inside a Linux VM and "it fell down hard". It's not clear if running it outside OpenX would be significantly better.
Jul
17
asked Ad server software for high traffic site