Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 11:01PM
Atif Ghaffar has a nice strategy to deal with virus checking uploads:
This removes the CPU bottleneck from your web servers and distributes it through your cluster. Keep your web servers providing prompt service to users. Let your cluster do the heavy lifting. This minimizes response time and maximizes throughput. A similar system can be used for creating thumbnails, transcoding, copyright checks, updating indexes, event notification or any other kind of intensive work.