Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Use of BOINC Upload and Download Servers

Rom Walton has a good little post on the problems of using a single server for a BOINC project and the "proper" usage of upload and download servers to stem the tide of requestn being made on the database. Here is a sample:
I believe that the file upload and download servers are used as dams most of the time to keep the rest of the system from keeling over, for instance if the those servers were not keeping the hoards of machines at bay and everything was gated on the database then after an outage nobody would be able to use the website, or read/post in the forums.

ROMWORLD - FOLLOW-UP: The evils of 'Returning Results Immediately'

It's not too long and worth reading.

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