[Foundation-l] alternatives (yes, but)

Anthere Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 2 15:17:50 UTC 2007

Andre Engels wrote:
> 2007/1/2, David Strauss <david at fourkitchens.com>:
>>Storing Wikipedia is not the problem:
> I think this says little about what part is paid on storage. In particular,
> there is a 'goal for hardware' section which does not say to what extent it
> is storage that we need the hardware for. More informative I find
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_servers - Wikimedia currently runs
> 240 computers. Of these, 14 are in use to store data on, and of those 14, 12
> are 'slave' database servers. And the only reason we have two masters, is
> for geographical reasons: One is in Florida, the other in Korea. In short,
> it still fits all on a single computer, although we have that one computer a
> dozen times over for easier database access. There's however almost 20 times
> as many computers working to get this data out to the world.

Yes. General outcome correct.

But... I fear this page is outdated... if I remember well, there is no 
more master in Korea and I am pretty sure we purchased db servers 
recently (nov or december). The general resolution to approve this 
purchase is here: 

Unless I am wrong, part 1, 2 and 3 have been purchased. Part 4 is 
waiting for cash to flow in. Unless it was recently ordered. Brion 
should know that and correct me if necessary.

I do not know if db servers are installed yet. Are they ?

It would be real nice Brion, if some one could give it a couple of 
minutes to update the meta page. Can you put that on yours or Mark 
agenda please ?


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