[LON-CAPA-admin] Load Balancing
korte at lite.msu.edu
Fri Apr 9 14:57:05 EDT 2004
In response to my request for student course enrollment statistics,
earlier today I received an email stating that their school had quit
using LON-CAPA half-way into the semester, because their 512 MB RAM
server overloaded on deadline nights. They are purchasing a bigger
We could have probably saved the day by load-balancing against other
servers in the cluster, until the new server arrives. Please check out
I would recommend to edit this file (using vi or emacs, not a
DOS/Windows/Mac computer) to say
(one line per server name, no extra spaces, etc).
What this will do is to offload sessions to the MSU cluster if your own
server overloads. If other sys-admins would be willing to also donate
some CPU cycles in peak workload times, please reply to this email.
This will be especially effective if we work across time zones.
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