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The personal blog of Mike Karthauser, who you may know from Brightstorm Limited or the internet.

Slashdot Architecture – How the Old Man of the Internet Learned to Scale

Slashdot effect: overwhelming unprepared sites with an avalanche of reader’s clicks after being mentioned on Slashdot. Sure, we now have the “Digg effect” and other hot new stars, but Slashdot was the original. And like many stars from generations past, Slashdot plays the elder statesman’s role with with class, dignity, and restraint. Yet with millions and millions of users Slashdot is still box office gold and more than keeps up with the young’ins. And with age comes the wisdom of learning how to handle all those users. Just how does Slashdot scale and what can you learn by going old school?

Read more at High Scaleability

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