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web farm

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(Computer Science) computing a large website that uses two or more servers to handle user requests. Also called: web server farm
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The contractor works in the short term on the basis of existing installations and configurations in the system, and brings the necessary expertise to operate almost entirely on open source components based and self-built Web server farm safely and reliably.
But while Google's 10,000 strong web server farm gets 61 million visitors a month, making them $125 million in profit each year, without even having to turn the lights on, there is probably nothing much else to do but be nice to the staff all day.
In a co-location facility, or Web server farm, your server is stored in an environment with other companies' servers.
Since data has to traverse only one appliance instead of many separate devices, our solution greatly increases data transfer speeds and enhances the overall performance of the web server farm," says CEO and founder Lawrence Lu, the former chief engineer of networking company Alteon WebSystems, now part of Nortel Networks.
ZD Labs configured a virtual Internet Protocol (VIP) address on the CS-150, which served as the IP address for the test Web server farm.
Like a web server farm, theoretically the VoIP Matrix Technology could support tens of thousands of simultaneous calls using an Asterisk server farm.
For example, Web server farms, such as those used by Google, consume an enormous amount of power - even when there are low levels of user activity - in part because the server farms can't turn off the power without affecting their main memory.
Examples include IP-intensive switching applications, telephony and streaming media applications, Web server farms, and compute intensive environments.
The other new line, the SA-7000, provides performance greater than 400Mb/s and can be installed in front of web server farms to increase scalability and performance.