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Custom search engine to search your OPML and Delicious bookmarks

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Zoppr is a Custom Search engine which allows you to create custom Google search engine on the fly, by appending your bookmark page, wikipage, or any other kind of page with lots of interesting bookmarks/links on it. Once setup, google will search only across your bookmarks/links. For example this URL will help you search across an OPML file published somewhere on the internet http://www.zoppr.com/cse/http://share.opml.org/

Scalable web architectures

If you haven't noticed already there is a second blog which I maintain which is currently more busy than this particular blog. " Scalable web architectures " is a collection of posts about how web architectures which scale and technologies which make it happen. Here are some of the posts on that blog Scaling Powerset using Amazon’s EC2 and S3 Powerset could have gone the way most dot-com companies have gone, but instead they decided to try out Amazon’s EC2 (Elastic Cloud Computing) and S3(Simple Storage Service) to augment their computational needs. P2P network scalability Youtube is said to be pushing about 25 petabytes per month which is about 77 Gbps sustained data rate on an average. The bandwidth usage at the peaks would be even higher. Thanks to Limelight networks , Youtube doesn’t really need to scale or provision for that kind of bandwidth and based on the some reports from 2006 it had cost them close to 4 million a month back then. Youtube

Scalability Stories (15th Sept) Mysql Proxy, Cluster Fire System, Facebook apps and Twitter

There have been a lot of interesting stories from last week for me to share. If you have interesting links you want to add to this post please forward them to me or post a comment to this post. Sun is planning to acquire majority stake of " Cluster File Systems, Inc ". [ Talk on Lustre File System ] Sun intends to add support for Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on Lustre and plans to continue enhancing Lustre on Linux and Solaris OS across multi vendor hardware platforms. As previously announced in July 2007, Sun also plans to deliver Lustre servers on top of Sun's industry-leading open source Solaris ZFS solution, which is one of the fastest growing storage virtualization technology in the marketplace. Making Facebook Apps scale on cheap : An interesting writeup By Surj Patel about Scalability issues Facebook itself and the 3rd Party apps on it have. Also discusses EC2 and S3 as an alternative solution to scale in a cost effective way. Welcome to Amazon