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From Pid <>
Subject Re: [OT] Re: interaction between .forward() and <security-constraint>
Date Mon, 06 Sep 2010 20:17:06 GMT
On 06/09/2010 20:26, André Warnier wrote:
> Pid wrote:
>> On 06/09/2010 17:51, André Warnier wrote:
>>> Pid wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> Assuming you're not running on hamster powered servers, yes, with
>>>> modern
>>>> software & hardware it's quite cheap.
>>> I find this remark very discriminatory toward hamsters.  What makes you
>>> think that hamsters are worse than tomcats or penguins or even
>>> apples, he ?
>>> We've got several parallel-multi-hamster servers here, and they are
>>> doing just fine, even with java.  They are also much quieter, more
>>> energy-efficient and easier to care for than tomcats or camels.
>> Hamsters are fickle, unpredictable workers and are notorious for having
>> a short life.  A hamster wheel, contrary to your assertion, is not quiet.
>> N.B. An average sized camel won't fit inside the average sized server
>> chassis.
> Neither will a tomcat or a penguin.  I mean, they can be made to fit,
> but they clog the ventilation channels and that leads to severe
> overheating.
> Chuck's stick option is interesting however, and I'll bring it up at the
> next hardware planning meeting.
> To get back to hamsters, contrarily to what you assert they are very
> diligent and fast, and they compensate their limited memory with their
> built-in storage and pipelining capabilities; they easily fit into
> server racks (specially our Roborowskis), and they have a few other
> logistical advantages : they do not generate a lot of heat, so we don't
> need expensive cooling systems; their lifetime approximately matches
> those of Intel chips, so we haven't had to buy new processors in the
> last couple of years : we just breed them. This way we have a natural
> permanent upgrade process, with always at least 33% last-generation
> processors.

> Their one real inconvenient is that they look like mice, so we have to
> keep them separate from our tomcats. But for that we use separate racks,
> with mod_jk connections.



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