Anyone else finding Amazon unavailable? If anything can go wrong, it will.
A sudden outburst of violent disk I/O activity can bring down your email or web server. Usually, a web, mysql, or mail server serving millions and millions pages (requests) per months are prone to this kind of problem. Backup activity can increase current system load too. To avoid this kind of sudden outburst problem, run your script with scheduling class and priority. Linux comes with various utilities to manage this kind of madness.
Google doesn’t reveal exactly how many servers it has, but I’d estimate it’s easily in the hundreds of thousands.
Update brings broad refresh of hardware support and improved quality, combined with new features and enhancements in areas such as virtualization, desktop, networking, storage & clustering and security
Tweaking OpenSSH for advanced networking and high performance data transfer.
Explains how to setup iSCSI under CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux (ES) 4 server.
Understanding anatomy of security-enhanced Linux (SELinux) architecture and implementation.
Linux file systems have a number of limitations that make them a poor choice for large and high-performance computing environments.
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a hardware level interface specification that defines a common, abstracted, message-based interface to platform monitoring and control functions. Both IPMI and KVM over IP can be used in emergency situations.
Gzip compression reduces response times by reducing the size of the HTTP response. This document describes gzipping http traffic which can reduces the response size by about 70%. Approximately 90% of today’s Internet traffic travels through browsers that claim to support compression.