[OSM-dev] what server next?

Kai Krueger kakrueger at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 12:05:34 BST 2009

On 22/07/28164 20:59, Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:
> El Martes, 8 de Septiembre de 2009, Grant Slater escribió:
>> We also get slightly more OSM operated hardware outside UCL soon. Any
>> friendly large hosts out there that can offer us some well bandwidth
>> fed hardware/rack space? Maybe a university in North America?
> The spanish local chapter *may* be able to get some rack space and connection
> to a backbone, either free or dirty cheap.
> Supposing that we get the rack space, what kind of machine and services would
> you like us to host here? Just a mapnik renderer to balance load and improve
> tile serving uptime?

My guess would be that providing a caching proxy for mapnik tiles and 
potentially the wiki would be the easiest for some external hosting. It 
would help quite a bit with bandwidth (and hopefully also with uptime) 
as the mediawiki proxy test showed and should be comparatively moderate 
on server hardware and admin time. Setting up a global mapnik render 
server would need alot more server power and might not be worth it 
unless you want to offer localised or alternative rendering styles.



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