Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sage Mirrors Revamp

Until now, on all download pages was a dedicated main download link for Sage. It pointed to the master server in Seattle. The problem is, that traffic increased and the server got slower. There was always the possibility to use a mirror, but it was only used rarely. More than 50% of all downloads still happened to be from the master server (sagemath.org + sage.math).

Now, the list of mirrors has moved into the download box area on all download pages. That should be a strong push for the use of mirrors. Also, non-US mirrors in bold should even work well outside Europe.

Numbers for last month, June 2009:

# | server | number of accesses | percentage
1. www.sagemath.org 13,467 47.89%
2. www.sagemath.fr 4,160 14.79%
3. sage.math.washington.edu 3,911 13.91%
4. sagemath.org 1,440 5.12%
5. modular.math.jmu.edu 1,396 4.96%
6. modular.fas.harvard.edu 1,047 3.72%
7. ftp.kaist.ac.kr 633 2.25%
8. www.cecm.sfu.ca 486 1.73%
9. modular.math.washington.edu 435 1.55%
10. echidna.maths.usyd.edu.au 339 1.21%

Also, notice the 15% for France. This will change, since Euopre is no longer covered by only one mirror.

Harald & Minh