[revServer] process timeout issue

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Fri Aug 6 12:58:11 EDT 2010


you guys bring me tears of joy for using technology right! :-D

Now, who will port ZeroMQ for us?

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Mark Talluto <userev at canelasoftware.com>wrote:

> On Aug 4, 2010, at 7:53 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> > I've been experimenting with spidering, data mining, and analytics, and
> like any processor-intensive tasks it would never occur to me to put them on
> a shared host.
> >
> > Like many hosts, the one I'm using offers dedicated servers for less than
> $70/mo, but being a cheapskate I've gone one step further during this
> experimental phase:  I bought a nettop off Ebay for just $150, set it up
> with Ubuntu and Rev, and that does all the heavy lifting 24/7, posting only
> the output from those process to my servers periodically as needed.
> >
> > I never run into the CPU cycle limits most hosts have on their servers,
> and I don't even slow down my own web server from its tasks of serving pages
> to my visitors and handling their purchases.
> >
> > When the workflow expands to required tighter integration between the
> processing and the output, I can move the system from my office to a
> dedicated server with multiple redundant fat-pipe connections for just a few
> bucks a month.
> >
> > There are a million ways to create robust scalable infrastructures to
> handle any load.  Many are cheap and easy to do, and for most of those tasks
> you can do them all in one fun language.
> We have been using this technique for years.  We even posted the
> application we use to do this task in RevNet.  I believe I need to update
> that file now that I think of it.  But in short, we use our ISP to gather
> orders.  Our client software sends a request for a key.  Our local computer
> in the lab just pings the directory on the ISP every 4 seconds and downloads
> all the orders in that given directory.  The heavy lifting and database work
> is done on a computer in the lab.  The key is then sent back up to the ISP
> where the client computer is checking in for the result of that work every 4
> seconds.  The whole thing works out nicely and we keep our CPU usage low.
> Best regards,
> Mark Talluto
> http://www.canelasoftware.com
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