Daily Kos Reports on Its Tech Infrastucture
Daily Kos unveiled their new server infrastructure just recently:
Hardware is part of the solution, Bingham says. "To handle the traffic better, we moved to a cluster of six quad core Xeons with 8GB RAM for webheads that all boot off a central NFS (Network File System) root, with the capability of adding more webheads as needed," he said. Daily Kos also added two 16GB eight-core Xeons and a 6×73GB RAID-10 array for database files running a MySQL master/slave setup [...]
Many database-driven sites facing scalability challenges have looked to the distributed caching system memcached, which helps speed dynamic web applications. Bingham ...