[Foundation-l] alternatives

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Tue Jan 2 19:43:31 UTC 2007

Andre Engels wrote:
> 2007/1/2, David Strauss <david at fourkitchens.com>:
>> Storing Wikipedia is not the problem:
>> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/What_we_need_the_money_for
> 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.

Please see the posts Domas made on 2006-12-28 with the subject "Re:
[Foundation-l] new site notice now ready." They discuss how the cost of
storage relates to other costs. Summary: storage is cheap.

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