Load Balancer

Load balancing is a computer networking method for distributing workloads across multiple computing resources, such as computers, a computer cluster, network links, central processing units or disk drives. Load balancing aims to optimize resource use, maximize throughput, minimize response time, and avoid overload of any one of the resources. Using multiple components with load balancing instead of a single component may increase reliability through redundancy. Load balancing is usually provided by dedicated software or hardware, such as a multilayer switch or a Domain Name System server process.
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  • Facebook Open-Sources C++ HTTP Library Collection Proxygen

    … Facebook’s open-source train keeps rolling, as the social network announced the release of Proxygen, a collection of C++ HTTP libraries, which also includes an easy-to-use HTTP server. Software engineers Daniel Sommermann and Alan Frindell announced in a post on the Facebook engineering blog that Proxygen supports HTTP/1.1, SPDY/3 and SPDY/3.1…

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  • Facebook Tests Onion URL for Tor Users

    … daemon as a reverse proxy into a load balancer, and Facebook traffic requires the protection of SSL over that link. As a result, we have provided an SSL certificate that cites our onion address; this mechanism removes the Tor browser’s “SSL certificate warning” for that onion address and increases confidence that this service really is run…

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