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He made claims in the comments that 64k was a hard number due to the number of ports in TCP.
It took a lot of arguing (and I don't think he was ever convinced in that thread) to tell him that the TCP spec doesn't limit the number of possible TCP connections by the number of available ports -- there is a near infinite number of simultaneous connections.
Update 3: POF now has 200 million images and serves 10,000 images served per second.
They'll be moving to a 250,000 IOPS Ram San to handle the load.
The discussion in the comments is as interesting as the article.
My guess is Markus doesn't want to rewrite his software to work across a scale out cluster so even if it's more expensive scale up works better for his needs.
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