I’m : a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.

If you’re curious, the new system features 18 2x quad-core 2.3 GHz webservers each with 8 gigs of RAM, and 4 quad-core 2.3 GHz databases with 16 gigs of RAM.

What it takes to run Slashdot (via caseyliss).

I’d love to know what they need all of that power to do, exactly. That could host a significant portion of Wikipedia’s traffic…