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Dedicated crypto accelerator cards? Please, that’s so last decade

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Today I’ve been looking over the legacy architecture for a new customer we have coming on board. I think it’s fair to say that they’re of a substantial size. One of the things that stands out to me is that they have five load-balancers (huh?) on the public-facing end, and then seven nginx frontends terminating SSL traffic and serving static content. Let’s ignore the load-balancers, I think they’re just some cloud-y appliance. The frontends are where it’s at. These are some pretty substantial VMs (a certain provider’s 2gb instance) running SSL all day and not much else. Their app doesn’t even run on the frontends! SSL crypto is very much the lifeblood of internet commerce, it’d come to a screeching halt without it these days. It’s just an unfortunate fact…

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New dedicated server upgrade offering

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This is, of course, a fantastic idea: http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Using_Graphics_Card_Memory_as_Swap Anchor loves to stay abreast of the latest performance options. As such, we’re proud to announce a new range of upgrade options for our dedicated server customers that demand the absolute best in performance for their customers. It makes sense, really. The best our current systems offer is puny DDR2 memory. Just think of what you could do with several gig of GDDR5. That’s right, FIVE! We’re now offering upgrade options with Geforce 320 and Geforce 340 cards. If you order one of our higher-specced (2RU) dedicated servers, you can have two of these puppies strapped together for insane amounts of swappiness. Stay tuned for more news on how we’re rolling out ButterFS, phase-change cooling, overvolted Core2 Quad servers, and mass-scale SSD…

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