Wonder how mastodon is going to cope with scaling.…
Putting it in perspective - (random chosen celeb) Chrissy Tiegen’s account on twitter has ~10x more followers than mastodon has users…
Is mastodon.social running on one server? Or is it load balanced across multiple? Is that even possible at this stage of Mastodon’s evolution?
@schwa there's a bit of info on the hardware/infrastructure that mastodon.social is running from this https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Running-Mastodon/Resources-needed.md
@raruler 32 cores for 10,000 weekly users.
That seems super expensive!
@schwa the Legends should run their own vanity instance... and would be a really cool domain at that. 😜
@echoz yeah but that doesn’t actually offload the cost. If there are a zillion followers here....
@schwa haven’t read the specs in detail, but wouldn’t the instance with the user with the most followers have the onus to push updates to those followers?
@schwa Return of the Fail Whale. (Fail Mastodon?)
@schwa Now might be the time to come up with an alternative to Fail Whale. Fail...Megalodon?
@schwa Seriously though, if this gets any kind of real traction, I’d expect the same kind of growing pains twitter had back in the day. Pretty much inevitable.
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