Thursday, January 17, 2008

More bandwidth!

Today we'll be moving closer to the practical limits of Full-Duplexed 100Base-TX, as our bandwidth limit [1] will be increased to 80 Mbps. Faster site, cool! The best part? The additional 10 Mbps are FREE since bandwidth costs typically go down every year, we're getting an extra 10 Mbps for no extra cost. And not a moment too soon, either. Looking at my weekly bandwidth graph, it seems we've riding the 70-meg limit lately. Not a day goes by where I don't thank QoS for allowing us to prioritize CVS and website traffic over downloads. Friends of Eclipse downloads are also prioritized over regular downloads.

With the added capacity, we'll actually be saving money, as I won't need to increase bandwidth for EclipseCON, or for those large releases that typically strain our infrastructure. There's no escape from Ganymede, however, which will require us to bring in much, much more.

[1] I use the term bandwidth when I should be talking about throughput.


Anonymous Scott Lewis said...

Hi Denis,

So what do you mean about the Friends of Eclipse downloads being prioritized? Are there really entries for the FOE (nice acronym) people individually? Just curious.


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