|Updated: 20 December 1997|
Saturday, October 12, 1996. It was the first time New Zealands election results were to be posted live on the Internet as soon as they came in. There would be no rehearsals and no second chances. During the peak period the website served by DIGITALs AlphaServer 1000A was receiving 170 hits per second. This rivals the most popular sites in the United States such as Rolling Stone and Netscape. As if that wasnt enough, when things were running red hot, we reconfigured the Alpha in real time to handle the unprecedented demand. In the past this could not have been done without rebooting the entire system. But with the nations media and politicians themselves relying on the site as the earliest source of results, it had to be a foolproof operation. DIGITAL AlphaServers are the fastest in the world. And as the Chief Electoral Office have found, they keep humming along even on the busiest days. If you want a real power trip from your server call DIGITAL.