Matthew Woodcraft wrote:
If the limiting factor on Wikipedia's growth is
people's tolerance for
slow edits, the effect of faster hardware will be more activity (which
is great), but not a faster user experience after things have settled
Well, what I hope we can do is stay one step ahead of the growth in
the future -- something that we haven't done so well in the past.
It is my belief that the next round of upgrades, i.e. the big Opteron
server for $6,000 that we will buy once contributions reach a high
enough level, will give us around 10x our October 1st capacity.
That's substantial, and we'll take a while to outgrow that. And in
the meantime, we'll be constantly raising money to stay ahead of the
I've been doing an informal survey of the "big foundations" to try to
find programs that would support us. It seems likely that such an
approach will be successful, and of course anyone with connections is
invited to help me with that!