Thu Jul 1 13:59:51 PDT 2004 — New test web server up. We have a web server up for test, testweb.sonic.net . This server is running with a copy of our web files, and is not using the production data used by www.sonic.net. The server is not part of our new web cluster, but is only up to ensure that programs operate correctly.
Please direct questions or comments regarding your experiences with the test server to the newsgroup news://news.sonic.net/sonic.help.www , in the thread announcing the new test server.
In conjunction, we are also developing and testing the new web cluster, which is a cluster of three very fast machines, load-balanced for performance and high-availability. Preliminary tests reveal that the cluster is capable of sustained performance of over 14,000 hits/second. -Scott writing — almost all of Operations has their hand in this, especially Kelsey and Nathan.