On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 02:42:08PM +0300, Strainu wrote:
I believe the most difficult part would be to
replicate the foundation's "secret sauce", i.e. the configuration
files that are not made public, if such thing exists.
Special:Version has always been good enough for me ;-)
Then would come the whole traffic
settings, which would greatly depend on the actual traffic a fork
My first instincts for de.wikipedia would be to note down
de.wikipedia's usage statistics, get a bunch of techies together, and
all go have a nice chat with say hetzner.de, to figure out roughly what
things will cost. You can always start a bit small and work your way
To help jumpstart maths:
Renting a 49 unit 19" rack with 1TB traffic, 1GB/sec costs around Eur
200/month these days. You still have to buy equipment to mount in that
rack and set it all up, of course, which might cost you around
50KEur Rent+obsoleting over 3 years gets in the ballpark of about
20K/year amortized. Extra traffic allowance can typically be ordered separately.
You may need more, or less, than a single rack, depending on traffic.
For the entire cluster(all projects), it looks like traffic can peak to
6Gbit/s at the moment
enwiki: 7,976,862 views per hour
dewiki: 1,054,677 views per hour
 @~Eur 1000/system. Note that you also need to mount switches, UPS, etc,
so you can't use the whole rack just for computation. Also note that
things like blade servers or NAS servers can fit more processor power
or storage into less rackspace, where required.