Talk:Wikimedia budget/Sample budget
~$370k any idea how we gonna get these? its 3 times more we get this year.
The DB servers at US$10k here are unlikely to be ordered. The database architecture is switching away from these costly individual database servers by offloading all possible work from the master. Instead, US$6000 slaves like those from the proposed order October 2004 are likely to be purchased in most cases. If we split DB master by wiki, one with US$ 6x 140GB SCSI drives and 4GB of RM for a master for that may be ordered. However, longer term (3-6 months) we're looking at MySQL Cluster, which won't use a master/slave architecture at all but instead distributes everything across a farm of small database servers. Not present are two history database servers, to hold old article text revisions. Those are likely to be DB slave type systems with RAID 5 drive setups in the terrabyte plus range. Jamesday 00:29, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC)
It'd be nice if I could tell what this was for, and to see a real wikimedia budget, not a sample as this claims to be. E.g. add something like "This is developing into a budget for the year 2004Q3 through 2005Q3 (i.e. 1Oct04-31Sep05). Amounts in bold are line items in the budget, which total to ~$370k". This would be true if all amounts were annual (some are monthly - it's hard to tell, should be made consistent, so all the #s in bold add to ~370k. Unit prices are useful as well, e.g. 80Mbps 95%ile usage (how we're probably billed) at $x/Mbps/month = $annual cost )