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Re: [MediaWiki-l] What's the best way to improve performance, with regard to edit rate


It's not split up (sharded) across servers, a least as far as page and
revision tables go. There is one active master at any given time hat
handles all writes; the current host has 160GB of memory and 10 physical
cores (20 with hyperthreading). The actual revision *content* for all
projects is indeed split up across several servers, in an 'external
storage' cluster. The current server configuration is available at

You can get basic specs as well as load information on these servers by
looking up each one in grafana; here's db1067 (the current enwiki master)
as an example: