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Prompt FATE

February 25th, 2008 by Multimedia Mike

If you have visited the FATE server, the first thing you will notice is how abysmally slow the main page is. That’s because of the absurd amount of queries required to put together that concise summary page. It’s hard to get people to take the system seriously when the front page takes 30-60 seconds to load. Look, what can I tell you? I’m a multimedia hacker, not a DBA.

But it all changed tonight. That’s right– it’s all about caching! Give the FATE Server another look. Give it many looks, in fact, because the main page will load immediately. Be advised that the cache is only updated every 15 minutes, so the trade-off is not quite as much instant gratification.

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