Recently we did cleanup and performance optimization on out new Astronomical Image Overlay interface. It is ready now for significant traffic hits.
By the way, about traffic: Last Friday our servers have been flooded by “bored visitors” , I mean visitors from www.i-am-bored.com web site. I must admit – there is a lot of “bored” surfers on the Net. Our traffic more than doubled. It was a good and pretty successful test for our latest build with a lot of effort put toward performance optimization and stability increase.
Another good news – we’ve got faster internet connections on two of our servers – sky3 and sky7. We use these servers to handle mostly “heavy” on CPU tasks and the only servers that allowed to produce extralarge snapshots (16+ megapixels)