On May 1 2006, Domas Mituzas wrote:
today we came over 10k HTTP requests per second (even with inter-squid
traffic eliminated). Especially thanks to Mark and Tim, who've been
improving our caching, as well as doing lots of other work, and
achieved incredible results (while I was slacking). Really, thanks!
One and a half year ago we were proud of 10,000 HTTP requests/s, As of
today we're doing over 50,000 requests/s during peak.
We're still growing strong. :)
Thanks again to the entire technical team and everyone else who made
this possible on our small budget; without further software/architecture
improvements and optimizations since last year, this would not have been
Mark Bergsma <mark(a)wikimedia.org>
System & Network Administrator, Wikimedia Foundation