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Okay, I was wrong about FurryMuck's new machine. Drew and a housemate of mine (who probably wants to remain nameless in regards to this) went out and purchased a new rackmount machine for FurryMuck. It's a dual- 933 Mhz processor intel box with 1 Gig of PC133 SDRAM, and a pair of mirrored drives for 18Gig disk space, all in a 1-U high rackmount case.

Translating that for non tech savvy folks, that means it's fast. For FurryMuck, really really fast. The muck will be able to run fully in-memory, and the machine itself can run MUF code at roughly 10 times the speed of Furry's current machine.

Bye bye server lag. When this is running, if you see lag, it will be the network, not Furry's machine.


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Sep. 16th, 2001 05:12 pm (UTC)
Ohhh. Sounds like much fun.

When do you think you'll be doing the migration?
Sep. 18th, 2001 04:21 pm (UTC)
Zoom zoom!
Currently, the migration is waiting for the domain name transfer. I estimate it will probably be this upcoming weekend.

Drew installed the machine, and I've already run benchmarks and memory tests on it. I've gotten a test copy of FurryMuck running on FB6 on it already, and I'm pounding out the few remaining problems.

My MUF benchmark has the new machine as running between 11x and 16x faster than Furry's old machine. The raw score is over 4.1 million muf instructions per second.

It takes about 36 seconds to load the FM database fully into RAM and start the server.

It takes about 16 seconds to save that same DB to disk in a full dump.Zzzzzzzzzzooooooooommmmmmmm! :-)
Sep. 16th, 2001 05:16 pm (UTC)
Yikes. Decent, Revar, decent. :)
Sep. 16th, 2001 07:41 pm (UTC)
Definitely a decent machine. I hope the network card's as good as the rest. Tell Drew and the nameless housemate thanks for the donation.

DSW material from my workplace: they're testing the new dual 1.7GHz dual Athlon DDR motherboards for servers. Extrapolating, this should give us servers capable of doing 1500-2000 hits per second per CPU.
Sep. 17th, 2001 04:39 am (UTC)
*happy otter chick dance!*
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