Forum OpenACS Q&A: greenpeace.org now running on OpenACS 4.5
It took a long time and a lot of work but finally, we are proud to
announce that we changed the DNS yesterday and you will start to see
the new http://www.greenpeace.org/ site
running on OpenACS 4.5.
It might take as much as 48 hours to have all the DNS have the new IP address and some time as well for Akamai to get the new images and URLs, so you might see some errors still.
I want to publicly thank Don Baccus and Furfly, Lars Pind and Collaboraid, Museatech (Luke Pond and Talli Somekh), Open Force (Ben Adida and Joshua Hecht), Dave Bauer, Bart Teeuwisse and of course ALL of you that make this software a reality (coders or not).
In the Amsterdam Social tomorrow, we will try to explain a bit more the history on how we got to this point ... For those who won't be able to make it, we have plans to write some "lessons learned, experience on building a site from scratch using OpenACS" docs.
We, at Greenpeace, really think that this software and the community around it, are great assets for the NGO world and we will continue to work and collaborate as we have tried so far.
Hope you enjoy the new site and that you help us make this a better world to live in. (I can't help being a Greenpeace activist as well)
Talk about a lightning rod for OpenACS! I am not sure how you all did it... but you did! This gives me a chance to use some of the terminology used here: the site is a visually compelling, complex, Media Mind Bomb for OpenaACS -- good work!
I look forward to watching it grow as you combat and conquer the Goliath-like forces that will present themselves as you develop the website for the World (literally). I also look forward to the future collaboration, mutual benefit, and momentum resulting from Greenpeace using OpenACS.
P.S. Who is going to post this to the sites.html page?
Just a small note for the people that are interested in the traffic to this site:
Total hits: 352746 Total page views: 105537 Total visitors: 16148 Total bytes transferred: 3087.83 Meg Starting day: 28/Jun/2002 Ending day: 28/Jun/2002 Total days covered: 1
These stats are for the OpenACS based website of Greenpeace.org
Enhorabuena por el sitio!.
Could you give us a hardware description of the machines who are supporting the site?
We are hosting our site @ COLT.
The hardware specs are:
- 2 x86 web servers (PIII 866MHz) with 512MB RAM each and 18GB UWSCSI RAID-1 hdd's
- 1 Sun UltraEnterprise 60 with 2 processors, 1GB of RAM, 18GB UWSCSI RAID-1
So far, the stats for the site are:
Total hits: 2545485 Total page views: 897959 Total visitors: 73357 Total bytes transferred: 23.14 Gig Starting day: 19/Jun/2002 Ending day: 02/Jul/2002 Total days covered: 14
Could you provide us with some more detailed description about the use of the three computers?.
It will be very useful for all of us.
We are triying to figure a configuration in the 'real world' with a site with a good volume of requests.
We think something like this will be very useful for a possible hardware addendum to the manual Rafael Calvo is creating.
have you dedicated one processor in the SUN wk, only to the Oracle database?
We assume the Oracle runs in the SUN. Maybe not.
the other processor, is used to something specific?
the two webservers are used with a balancer (like LVM, Cisco LocalDirector or something like that)?
One webserver owns static pages with Zope and the other is using the OACS?
In this case, are you using Apache mod_proxy to send a request to one webserver or to the other webserver?
Maybe it's more simple that all this :)
I donÂ´t know.
I hope my english could be readed and understanded.
Seria mas facil preguntartelo en espanol, Bruno. )
I will reply in english for the rest of the list as well
The two intel based machines are used as web servers only, and the Sun server only for Oracle. Oracle might use the two processors, I don't really know the inner details on how multithreaded Oracle is and how it works on Solaris but I presume that it will make use of the second processor when needed.
We have a site, called the cybercentre, built in Zope and it's not static at all, it has some discussion forums, a la slashdot. The main site (www.greenpeace.org) is built using OpenACS.
And yes, the two web servers are behind a load balancer. I don't have the details of it since that is provided and maintained by the hosting company. I never had to deal with that, fortunately
Michael ... I will post some experiences as soon as I get back from holidays :) I am leaving now ... Just wanted to post a bit more stats:
Total hits: 10000827 Total page views: 3224922 Total visitors: 293629 Total bytes transferred: 77.48 Gig Starting day: 01/Jul/2002 Ending day: 31/Jul/2002 Total days covered: 31