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Limelight Networks: Why the Olympics didn’t ‘Melt’ the Internet

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| Their backbone is capable of 2 Terabits (Tbps)  per second of sustained data 
| transfers and they globally replicate approximately 5 Petabytes  of data on 
| their storage network, which utilize a mix of proprietary vendor SAN 
| replication technology such as EMC SRDF and Open Source-based technology 
| developed by Limelight itself. Surprise! There’s some Linux back-ending all 
| that Windows Media.     


The Olympic games have always been about Free software until Microsoft
approached China and manipulated.

A High Wire Act with the Whole World Watching

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| In 1996 the World Wide Web was truly in its very early stages. The Olympics 
| took place less than a year after Netscape went public, which many consider 
| the key event marking the transition of the Internet from a research network 
| used primarily by the technical community to the commercial behemoth that it 
| went on to become.    
| The new World Wide Web had the feeling of magic, but, in 1996, it was pretty 
| primitive magic. To begin with, the vast majority of people accessing the Web 
| at the time were doing so over slow dial-up modems with bandwidths of 56 
| kilobits per second or less. Only at work, if you were lucky, did you have 
| access to faster broadband speeds. It wasn't until years later that broadband 
| usage in the home became commonplace.     
| As we were planning the IT infrastructure for the Olympics website, hardware 
| was not an issue. We used IBM's SP family of parallel supercomputers which we 
| were confident would provide us with all the computing power we could want.  



MS's biggest blunder, uses Linux and Apache and PHP for its infrastructure to
promote Windows Vista

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| Headers For: http://mojaveexperiment.com
| Connection: close
| Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:53:51 GMT
| Accept-Ranges: bytes
| ETag: "27b85b4-bfc-62838080"
| Server: Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS)
| Content-Length: 3068
| Content-Type: text/html, text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
| Last-Modified: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 03:30:58 GMT
| Client-Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:53:51 GMT
| Client-Peer:
| Client-Response-Num: 1
| Title: The "Mojave Experiment"

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