I notice that the WP site is very slow. I think WP is
a victim of its growth.
According to Alexa we're in the 49th percentile for speed, so that's not
that bad. And performance has been steadily improving over the last
three years. This is because the average cost of providing each hit has
been decreasing with increasing traffic due to better software,
especially better caching. Our resources have been growing roughly in
proportion to traffic.
Have you thought of cooperating with some service like
Coral? Or, you could
just build your own version of it.
Various mailing-list inhabitants have espoused the P2P pipe-dream,
generally because they failed to consider the crippling problems of
synchronisation and development time. There are technical reasons why a
central database cluster is convenient, if you want to know about them I
suggest you read the previous thread on this subject. There are various
viable schemes for improving geographical distribution, which we have
discussed in the past. However geographical distribution of hardware
remains a touchy political subject. There's currently some Celerons in
France which will be turned into squids as soon as someone takes them to
a colocation centre and plugs them in.
Dr. Stallman in his proposal for a universal learning
resource explained why
this scheme is preferred.
According to a credible source, Dr. Stallman is our love slave.
-- Tim Starling