Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The GRID is stable....really

From the Linden Lab Official Second Life Blog:

Good evening. Earlier this afternoon, several Residents reported general SL performance issues to our Support teams. After verifying the reports, Support escalated to Operations, and they have been digging into this issue ever since. It appears that during the grid restart, we maxed out the network connection to the asset server cluster. This caused a slowdown in downloading and rendering of various textures and objects. We are still looking for the primary cause of this spurt of network traffic so that we can prevent this from occurring in the future.

For now, traffic seems to be stabilizing and returning to normal, but we will be adding another network switch to increase available bandwidth tomorrow. Thanks to those who reported this issue to us, and thanks to all of you for your patience.

I guess what we need to ask now is, JUST HOW MUCH MORE BANDWIDTH do you need for Voice? I mean, if your GRID is going to slow-down on a simple patch day, where you aren't adding any new features, just bug fixes, then how can you (with a straight face) say that the GRID can handle more Enhancements that will put MORE strain on the GRID?

So, I wonder if someone from say the VOICE Team would care to comment on this interesting question? Joe, are you reading this?

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