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Dev blog: Tranquility Tech III

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2015-10-13 15:54:00 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
The Tranquility server cluster is a powerful machine, enabling you to create the biggest living universe of science fiction with the most massive spaceship battles mankind has ever seen.

But you know what is even better than Tranquility? Tranquility Tech III!

Our engineers are working hard to fully revamp the server cluster with new hardware, with new storage, with new network connections, with a new location and new software. TQ Tech III will be much better than the already astonishing current TQ server.

Read more about this marvel of technology (including tech specs and pictures) in CCP Gun Show's latest blog Tranquility Tech III.


And all this is planned for very early 2016! EVE Forever!

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

CCP Falcon
#2 - 2015-10-13 16:02:53 UTC
DELICIOUS!

CCP Falcon || EVE Universe Community Manager || @CCP_Falcon

Happy Birthday To FAWLTY7! <3

Ned Thomas
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2015-10-13 16:11:54 UTC
Man, we don't need more T3 shi- oh, I get it now.
Zand Vor
Anomalous Existence
Spatial Instability
#4 - 2015-10-13 16:19:42 UTC
I'm a super network geek....I really want to know what router, load balancer, and switch platforms you switched to since it sounds like you ditched Cisco.

Oh well, this is a great article and it's awesome to see just a glimpse of how all this infrastructure is designed to work together.

Thank you!

Please fix wormhole combat sites: c1 20mil - c2 40 mil - c3 80 mil - c4 160 mil - c5 320 mil - c6 640 mil

Niraia
Starcakes
#5 - 2015-10-13 16:30:40 UTC
[16:22:20] Niraia > /emote moistens

Thank you for posting this, very interesting read! I've been in love with ESXi for the past year, nice to know I'm in good company :)

CCP FoxFour
C C P
C C P Alliance
#6 - 2015-10-13 16:32:26 UTC
Zand Vor wrote:
I'm a super network geek....I really want to know what router, load balancer, and switch platforms you switched to since it sounds like you ditched Cisco.

Oh well, this is a great article and it's awesome to see just a glimpse of how all this infrastructure is designed to work together.

Thank you!


Will ask if they mind sharing said information.

@CCP_FoxFour // Technical Designer // Team Tech Co

Third-party developer? Check out the official developers site for dev blogs, resources, and more.

Rebekah Aivo
Virtual Progression
#7 - 2015-10-13 16:34:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Rebekah Aivo
I don't know that I'd say that they ditched Cisco, just that they ditched Cisco at the LB layer.

I'd imagine that they're probably using Cisco Nexus switches for the core switching, and beefy F5s (I'd guess Viprion over LTM, but...).

Definitely some good geek porn here for sure :D

I hope to GOD we're using ESXi 5.5... it's the hotness.
VaL Iscariot
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#8 - 2015-10-13 16:35:44 UTC
Raphendyr Nardieu
Avanto
Hole Control
#9 - 2015-10-13 16:50:39 UTC
OMG, amazing blog. Nice that you added so much specifics.

I hope you get the virtualization working. Would provide nice benefits :)
CCP Gun Show
C C P
C C P Alliance
#10 - 2015-10-13 16:52:10 UTC
Rebekah Aivo wrote:
I don't know that I'd say that they ditched Cisco, just that they ditched Cisco at the LB layer.

I'd imagine that they're probably using Cisco Nexus switches for the core switching, and beefy F5s (I'd guess Viprion over LTM, but...).

Definitely some good geek porn here for sure :D

I hope to GOD we're using ESXi 5.5... it's the hotness.


We are actually going with version 6.0 on ESXi Blink
Tappits
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
#11 - 2015-10-13 16:54:56 UTC
So in like 6 months we will find out the Drifter AI some how escapes and skynets the eve cluster and takes over the world.... I would like to welcome our new drifter overlords.
BlitZ Kotare
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#12 - 2015-10-13 17:00:20 UTC
Neat article, thanks for sharing some details with us. I'm especially looking forward to those bigger routing tables. Keep up the good work.
ImYourMom
Retribution Holdings Corp
Retribution.
#13 - 2015-10-13 17:00:58 UTC
Very impressive..and for people who dont know this is some.serous imvestment and I can imagine how excited you guys are just don't get toooo excited Cool
Tiagra May
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2015-10-13 17:03:07 UTC
+1 for Ragnarok in London
DreadStarX
Fatum Imperium
#15 - 2015-10-13 17:03:45 UTC
This is absolutely fantastic. As someone who works in a Data Center, everything you said made perfect sense. However, not everyone has a clue what you're talking about.

I do have to ask, why not HP Blades? I laugh at the whopping 768GB of RAM, we've got Dell 2U Servers rolling 1TB of Physical Memory. As for WHY they need that amount, I'm clueless. They're probably running a Private Server of EVE and told no one. Darn those Goons ;)

Anyways, I'm impressed that CCP has actually taken the time to upgrade their hardware, and aren't like most of these companies who have the stance of "Oh, they want upgrades? But they keep shelling out money, and playing. So why should we care?"

Props to CCP, and for listening to Skalmold! It's my Friday Jams at work!
Rebekah Aivo
Virtual Progression
#16 - 2015-10-13 17:07:27 UTC
CCP Gun Show wrote:
Rebekah Aivo wrote:
I don't know that I'd say that they ditched Cisco, just that they ditched Cisco at the LB layer.

I'd imagine that they're probably using Cisco Nexus switches for the core switching, and beefy F5s (I'd guess Viprion over LTM, but...).

Definitely some good geek porn here for sure :D

I hope to GOD we're using ESXi 5.5... it's the hotness.


We are actually going with version 6.0 on ESXi Blink


Even better!! Most of the virtual environments that I manage are 5.5, looking to upgrade early next year, tho :D
ArmEagle Kusoni
Knights of Nii
The 20 Minuters
#17 - 2015-10-13 17:08:09 UTC
' ' = = = whoooosh > >
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
head here

Did the old routers already or not (and if the latter; will the new ones) support IPv6?
Chainsaw Plankton
FaDoyToy
#18 - 2015-10-13 17:10:27 UTC
I don't know what most of that meant but it sounded good! I always did like bigger numbers Twisted

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

Gilbaron
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2015-10-13 17:14:12 UTC
CCP Gun Show wrote:
Rebekah Aivo wrote:
I don't know that I'd say that they ditched Cisco, just that they ditched Cisco at the LB layer.

I'd imagine that they're probably using Cisco Nexus switches for the core switching, and beefy F5s (I'd guess Viprion over LTM, but...).

Definitely some good geek porn here for sure :D

I hope to GOD we're using ESXi 5.5... it's the hotness.


We are actually going with version 6.0 on ESXi Blink


how come you don't have a dev tag?
Emmy Mnemonic
Svea Rike
Northern Coalition.
#20 - 2015-10-13 17:21:52 UTC
Awsome post! But with all those fancy acronyms and cool h/w you REALLY should consider the possibility that TQ T3 will go self-aware and obliterate all known life on earth...

Ex ex-CEO of Svea Rike [.S.R.]

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