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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Is the new datacenter essentially a move to restore system stability?

    or is it also a system upgrade as well...ie are we possibly going to see improved performance across the board?

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    Is the new datacenter essentially a move to restore system stability?

    or is it also a system upgrade as well...ie are we possibly going to see improved performance across the board?

    Yes, the stability and performance problems were not something we could address due to space constraints. For the first week the forums will be running off of two servers. Once we have migrated off of the Santa Clara servers, we will be shipping the old servers to LA where they will resume serving the forums in addition to the new equipment.

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  • LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I may have missed it, but what time will you be taking the forums down for the move?

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    LaOs wrote: »
    I may have missed it, but what time will you be taking the forums down for the move?
    Not sure yet, depends on how fast apache and PHP build.

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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited March 2008
    How many hamsters power the database?

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  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    Aroduc wrote: »
    How many hamsters power the database?

    None, it's just Tube running in a giant hamster wheel.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited March 2008
    huff puff huff puff

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  • MikeManMikeMan Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    On a scale of one to sexytimes, how sexy will this new forum be?

    No but seriously, good luck with the move; we all appreciate the work you guys put into this.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    Because I think some people want to know. If you can, can you tell us the specs of the old boxes vs new?

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    The new server has 8 hamsters running in one wheel.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    MKR wrote: »
    The new server has 8 hamsters running in one wheel.

    Can you link it up to other colonies to form a supercomputer?

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  • stiliststilist Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    MKR wrote: »
    The new server has 8 hamsters running in one wheel.
    Can you link it up to other colonies to form a supercomputer?
    Do you have any idea what the timeshare costs are on these things?

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    stilist wrote: »
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    MKR wrote: »
    The new server has 8 hamsters running in one wheel.
    Can you link it up to other colonies to form a supercomputer?
    Do you have any idea what the timeshare costs are on these things?

    Yeah, but you really can't overclock them ever, they get stuck in a race condition and loop.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O10xsrtXTZs

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    And done. Let me know if there are any problems.

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  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Well, it's great so far.

    Given, no one is here yet... But hey, pages load (quickly) and all the stuff is here, just like before it went down.

    Edit: Search works and is fast!

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    The database server has 5x15,000 RPM drives in RAID 10. :D

    When the old database server arrives, I'll set it as the dedicated searching server and life will be good.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... ... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Nice

    The forums are downright.....snappy now.

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hey, great work, it's top notch now!

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  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Why is it so hard to breathe in here?



    Oh right, we're in L.A. now

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    So I guess we should expect these to last one year like every previous hardware revision?

    Perhaps Alpha should stop cheating and using PA hardware to run [email protected]

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  • Soviet WaffleSoviet Waffle Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    How big is the price difference between holding the servers at a farm in Santa Clara and one in LA? Just wondering, my brother works at one, and I think he'd be kind of interested.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hey, I don't know if this has any relevance to the recent downtime, but is the main, non-forums part of the site working for anyone else? I haven't been able to reliably access it since like Wednesday.

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  • DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I haven't seen the forums this fast in a long time. Bang up job boys! Appreciative for the work you put in Alpha, as always.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I bet it's so snappy because the site is down, so the forum has the server to itself.

    :P

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Some celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should have sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Alpha, you are outstanding person and/or monkey who wears many proverbial hats.

    Also, I live like 20 minutes from St. Louis.
    I should at least buy you dinner.

    Any PAers welcome... that can buy their own. :)

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited March 2008
    Forar wrote: »
    Some celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should have sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.

    What is, "Contact", Alex?

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Ramius wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    Some celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should have sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.
    What is, "Contact", Alex?
    :shock:

    Seriously, Ramius, I'm shocked someone geeky enough to be adminning this forum isn't able to quote 2001: A Space Odyssey from memory, let alone recognize it. :P

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited March 2008
    what the fuck is 2001: a space odyssey

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    what the fuck is 2001: a space odyssey
    I was talking about real admins, Tube. Y'know, the ones who actually know how to use a computer. You don't count.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited March 2008
    Thanatos fails prescience check.

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    Hobnail wrote: »
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  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    the main site has been fubar for 2 days now.

    fact this is the first time I've got the forum to load in a couple days. something going on?

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  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    what the fuck is 2001: a space odyssey
    A gay porn staring Than.

    Duh.

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited March 2008
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Ramius wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    Some celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should have sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.
    What is, "Contact", Alex?
    :shock:

    Seriously, Ramius, I'm shocked someone geeky enough to be adminning this forum isn't able to quote 2001: A Space Odyssey from memory, let alone recognize it. :P

    Wow, you almost had me going for a second there. But I regained my senses.

    Ellie Arroway: Some celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.[link]


    Looks like you won't be making it to Final Jeapordy this time, Faggy Toes.

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Ramius wrote: »
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Ramius wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    Some celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should have sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.
    What is, "Contact", Alex?
    :shock:

    Seriously, Ramius, I'm shocked someone geeky enough to be adminning this forum isn't able to quote 2001: A Space Odyssey from memory, let alone recognize it. :P

    Wow, you almost had me going for a second there. But I regained my senses.

    Ellie Arroway: Some celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.[link]


    Looks like you won't be making it to Final Jeapordy this time, Faggy Toes.
    :cry:

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    i'm an australian and i dont think we even HAVE jeopardy and i recognised that was a jeopardy joke

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