So, in an attempt to actually pull this blog back in a SF related direction (well Fantasy anyway), when I got home after work today, I noticed I received a beta test ID for Wish. Yes, its a fantasy setting, but I’ll give it a shot as a tester. Besides, I never received my Planetside ID so screw them. Anyway, they say that for beta, they’ll be able to handle 5000 simultaneous users on a cluster, with a goal of 10k at release. Check out the Wish Server Cluster. Its a rack of blades from the “premiere provider of high-density blade servers. . . in the industry”, Racksaver. Hmm, I wonder how they stack up, so to speak, against, say, HP?
Anyway, its a sweet looking cluster though. I wonder how they manage it? I will be posting my thoughts, except for what’s expressly forbidden by the NDA. Gameplay experiences are not, so that’s what you’ll get!