The people behind the WordPress.com blogging service recently shared some technical information about their new data center in Chicago, which is located in a Layered Technologies facility.
Wordpress.com hosts about 5.5 million blogs on its platform, and is not to be confused with the stand-alone WordPress software (which you find at WordPress.org and host yourself).
Here is the server hardware powering the latest WordPress.com data center:
- 150 HP DL165s dual quad-core AMD 2354 processors 2GB-4GB RAM
- 50 HP DL365s dual dual-core AMD 2218 processors 4GB-16GB RAM
- 5 HP DL185s dual quad-core AMD 2354 processors 4GB RAM
That’s a total of 1,440 CPU cores and somewhere between 520 GB and 1.4 TB of RAM. In other words, a significant amount of computing power…
This is one of three data centers that power WordPress.com.
More information, including a (somewhat shaky) video of the server facility is available here.