1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Chernobyl Takes Down Our Server

Phoronix

Published on 08 April 2010 08:40 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
10 Comments

You may notice Phoronix taking a really long time to load this morning or the pages even timing out. This is because of the Chernobyl photographs that were posted yesterday and they are now on SlashDot.

We've handled the load from being "Slashdotted" (and Digg, Reddit, etc) dozens of times and our main server hasn't fallen in years because of it, but this time it has. Due to the 130 images of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the Zone of Alienation, Pripyat, Chernobyl town, Red Forest, etc, this has become rather taxing on the server. All of the images are dynamically watermarked and also scaled via the GD library in real-time depending upon your screen resolution. All of this load is what's quickly eating up the server.

Hopefully within a few hours all server operations will return to normal. Again, sorry about any problems with reading your morning dose of Phoronix. If you are interested in those pictures from Chernobyl but are unable to get the page to load, check back later or bookmark Chernobyl2010.com for easy visiting later.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Scythe Mugen MAX
  2. Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux
  3. Intel 80GB 530 Series M.2 SSD On Linux
  4. With A New Motherboard, The Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Lights Up
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Running Fedora 20 On Intel's Core i7 Haswell-E Platform
  2. A Tour Of The New Phoronix Office
  3. 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10
  4. Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X
Latest Linux News
  1. The Gestures Support Of GNOME 3.14
  2. Linux 3.17 Has Basic Support For The Xbox One Controller
  3. openSUSE 13.2 Beta Still Using Btrfs By Default, & KDE Plasma 5 For Testing
  4. GTK+ 3.14 Brings Much Better Wayland Support, Multi-Touch, New Theme
  5. DisplayPort Comes To USB's Type-C Connector
  6. NSS Updated On Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 To Allow Netflix Support
  7. Linux 3.17-rc6 Released; Linux 3.17 Final Might Come In One Week
  8. X.Org Server 1.16.1 Released
  9. Mesa Gets Closer To Having OpenGL 4.0 Tessellation Support
  10. Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Wasteland 2 Officially Launched Today, Including For Linux Gamers
  2. NVIDIA GTX 770/780 -works ?
  3. New stress testing utility for GPU's
  4. Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd
  5. State of Nouveau now and in the near future?
  6. How to get Catalyst 14.4 working on Ubuntu 14.04
  7. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  8. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far