[gopher] welcome to the new hotness
The new gopher server is, finally, up. As promised it has two 4.2GHz cores,
8GB of RAM and a RAID 5 SAS array. It's pretty fast.
It's still accessible as gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/ (but if you are using
helsinki, you need to change the hostname, as helsinki is now an internal
system only once more).
Veronica-2 has been rewritten to take advantage of the bigger beef. Multi
keyword queries now work better. Try stuff like
windows gopher client
commodore 64 emulator
obama economy 2011
colorado springs weather
I am trying to work on concurrency with the robot so crawling can proceed
apace while complex queries can still function. This is sometimes tricky
with MySQL. I'm looking at a generous internal limit to see if I can reduce
lock contention timeouts, which are now more of an issue since I migrated
from MyISAM to InnoDB.
Because of the bigger limit, VISHNU is not as effective since it gets
mired in a whole bunch of minimal folders. I'm working on adding relevance
weighting to its groupings, but this is harder and so VISHNU is "more
experimental" than usual right now.
Note that the database is smaller, not only because there is less crap in it
but also because it has not crawled as extensively yet. Some of the mega