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Stack Overflow is very fast.

I am just curious about how many servers are needed to support such a big number of hits.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Here are some glamor shots of the servers.

Here are some stats regarding the cost.

And if you wanna read more about the servers at stackoverflow, check this link (server tag on the blog.

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also: blog.serverfault.com – balpha Jun 3 '10 at 14:27
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When editing your answer I ran into a captcha. One of the words was Wage. – jjnguy Jun 3 '10 at 14:33
    
@jjinguy what a coincidence, all of my captchas are "jinguy is awesome" – Ólafur Waage Jun 3 '10 at 15:28

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