Anybody doing anything with really BIG caches?

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Mon May 2 14:30:30 PDT 2005


> I'm considering an application where we would want to cache about
> 100,000,000 small objects across several machines - for example, 16
> machines where each machine has 1G dedicated to memcache.  Has anybody
> done anything similar and had good success?

LiveJournal is.

> This is not a typical webserver application, would be written in C/C++,
> and would never do a read or write to a database backing store.

Be careful about dataloss then.  Never forget that memcached's not a

- Brad

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