[OSM-dev] all things to all people

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Tue Apr 22 14:58:31 BST 2008

On 22 Apr 2008, at 14:34, Richard Fairhurst wrote:

> SteveC wrote:
>> Really, the existing boxes should be throwing out as many tiles and
>> API calls as possible. We should buy a new box for export and it
>> shouldn't be a priority in terms of memory, disk, uptime etc.
> I think I'd trust Tom more than anyone else in OSM to understand the
> load which a given feature is going to place on the servers,

Thats not the point, its not about x number of CPU seconds per request  
- its that the statistics are fundamentally different for, say,  
running a WMS and running a tile server. One scales, one doesn't.

> and the
> repercussions for anything else we do. But, yay, more boxes for more
> services is always good.
> cheers
> Richard
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