I just got a look at a new thing. I can’t talk about it until sometime tomorrow morning. I have video, of course. In the morning you’ll also read about it on TechCrunch and over on Dan Farber’s blog and probably a few other places — I compared notes with several other people who I trust and they say it’s the coolest thing we’ve seen so far this week (and that’s saying something because there’s something like five conferences going on in San Francisco this week).
But, I’ll tease you because the company who built it turned off all their servers, and upgraded the RAM tonight. Why? Cause the working set of what they are building takes 20GB’s of RAM. Whew!
And that’s just for a small part of their new service.
It is massively cool. I love teasing you.
Hey, it’s almost as much fun as Ze Frank on voting day — at the end he has his Vloggie acceptance speech.
Anyway, come back tomorrow to see what some smart developers can do with 250 servers.
Oh, and this wasn’t part of the Web 2.0 Summit that I was hanging out in (there were several other companies that presented there this afternoon. Richard MacManus has a list; Mike Arrington of TechCrunch has a report too). They weren’t cool enough to get invited to present their stuff.
I think John Battelle will be very interested in this particular 250-server app.
Oh, and their domain name is one word. The story around how they got that is fun too. But, that’s another tease. Yes, I’m like those jerks on TV who tease a show that’s coming tomorrow.
See ya then!
UPDATE: CNET and Rafe Needleman have a new blog called WebWare. Rafe ran into me in the lobby and says he’ll cover the “250 servers” story too.