[hybrid] Load balancing
lusky at blown.net
Sat Apr 3 16:39:30 EDT 2010
Back in the day, a pentium 2-400 running freebsd and hydrid-5.x could handle about 75,000 users on a single server. I don't have any current perf data, but a current version of hybrid on a modern processor running linux 2.6.x should handle a lot more than 75,000 clients.
"John C. Bland II" <johncblandii at gmail.com> wrote:
>- How complicated do you want your life to be?
>That's not really a concern. We just want to make sure our chat scales and
>- Just how many users are you expecting to support?
>Initially only a few thousand but it could spike to the 10k+ range pretty
>- How much do you want to spend?
>No cost issue here.
>- And, do you expect it to magically police itself. ^^?
>Yep. We push new servers live and ircd should properly handle itself.
>I just want to make sure we have chosen the proper IRC server. Balancing the
>load isn't a concern right now but will be once we get more traction.
>John C. Bland II
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>On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 4:11 AM, Peter
><peter+hybrid at ixp.jp<peter%2Bhybrid at ixp.jp>
>> On Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 11:46:36PM -0500, John C. Bland II wrote:
>> > We're looking to run Hybrid on a few servers w/ a load balancer. Are
>> > any concerns with doing this?
>> > I'm specifically looking for responses folks who have actually done this
>> > it is working. We're not big on theory. :-)
>> Ask yourself a few questions first.
>> How complicated do you want your life to be?
>> Due to a design decision early in its life, IRCd's seem only
>> to support a tree structure. (Can anyone gainsay me?)
>> that behind your client facing server, you need some magic
>> if you want to join any other network.
>> Just how many users are you expecting to support?
>> 1000, 10000? At these sort of levels, I doubt you need the
>> big iron.
>> How much do you want to spend?
>> A lord banaliser will probably cost more than the server,
>> unless of course, youre going to use "free" software.
>> And, do you expect it to magically police itself. ^^?
>> Things like this will help you wrap your head around the problem.
>> If you expect to have 13million connections, you probably don't want
>> anything traditional at all ^^;
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