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+ - The Varnish project released

Submitted by dostojevski78
dostojevski78 (1004267) writes "Norwegian open source specialists Linpro has just released a very interesting project: The Varnish HTTP-accelerator.

Norway's biggest newspaper, www.vg.no, experienced increasing demands for hardware to keep their Squid-based solution fast enough to handle the daily surge in trafic around noon. Instead they turned to Linpro and Poul-Henning Kamp to find a more subtle solution. The result is Varnish.

The claims are they now serve up the 10.000 page requests/second using one box running Varnish instead of 12 boxes running Squid.

And yes; it's open source. ;)

Link to story on Digi.no (in Norwegian, sorry!)"

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