[racket-dev] can racket-lang.org survive a slashdotting?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sun Aug 1 18:20:35 EDT 2010

On Aug  1, Robby Findler wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 4:49 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> > On Aug  1, Neil Van Dyke wrote:
> >> Can the racket-lang.org Web server(s) handle a huge spike in
> >> traffic, such as if it got on the front page of reddit.com?
> >
> > I don't have any concrete idea, but it's running on an old but still
> > reasonable machine (Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz, 3gb ram) via apache.
> > It's doing a bunch of additional things, but nothing is intense enough
> > to cause any problems.
> That sounds like a "no" to me ....

Why?  I've seen similar machines go through slashdotting without any
noticeable problems.

(The "why?" is not a rhetorical question -- I really don't have any
concrete experience through high load periods -- those slashdot events
were things that I was aware of only after it happened.)

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