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World’s Fastest Server?

World’s Fastest Server?

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Matt Hester recently attended the geek portion of SXSW in Austin, Texas.  He ran across “The Worlds Fastest Server”.  What the heck am I talking about?  Here’s the excerpt from their website:

image “The World's Fastest Server is hard to categorize because nothing like this has ever been done before. The short answer is that The World's Fastest server is an advanced web server built into a fully electric drag bike. The more technical answer is that The World's Fastest Server is a load balanced and virtualized web server that utilizes 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processors, 4GB of memory, 3G wireless integration, SQL Server on it's own virtual machine, data collection for bike activity such as speed and RPM and GPS integration. The chassis for the servers is a fully electric drag bike with a Netgain WarP 9 Impulse electric motor that produces approximately 70 horsepower and 116 foot pounds of torque. When the bike is in action, multiple video cameras will stream live video to the server for everyone around the world to see.”

See the videos Matt filmed and now has posted on his blog.  I’d like to take that server for a spin but I’m not sure I can trust Linux and Windows to play nicely at 120MPH.  You first.  Big grin.

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  • My issue is that at 120mph the last thing I want to hear from the linux crowd upon discovering a problem is "you have the source, figure it out!"

    Of course, I may not want to hear Microsoft say "Sorry, but your Software Assurance is expired!" either.

    JamesNT