Morgan (boobay) wrote in lj_everywhere,
Morgan
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Massive hosting of userpics

could something like this work:

* 10MBit of userpics per second (or 100+ pics per second)

* Dual Xeon 2Ghz

* thttpd serving 20M pics directly from a plain /userdir/userpicid/ filesystem. Let's assume that there is no preference on certain pics and that they all might be servered randomly.

how much RAM would the server need minimum (would it even make a difference...)? would scsi be enough or would a raid be necessary? how much further could it scale up to?
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