Balanced Alternative Techniques ry ("B.A.T. ry") has renewed and enlargened its existing server farms with some rather sweet new core services' hardware. This latest investment continues to further improve and speed-up the 23-year old Internet legend; BatMUD, a 'MMO' which utilizes the world's most sophisticated graphics engine - Your own imagination.
The newest BatMUD operating server (in production since Sunday, the 1st of September 2013) is responsible for running the main game services. For maximum IOPS/throughput and low latencies, the server is equipped with enterprise grade single-level cell (SLC) PCIe Solid State Disk (SSD) technology. This merits as a clear reduction in game 'lag', enhancing the free playing experience (BatMUD is a free to play text-based game).
A short overview of BatMUD's current production hardware include:
Server nicknamed "Moonrind":
a DELL PowerEdge R620 x8 Base server w/ redundant titanium power supply
2x Intel Xeon E5-2643 3.30GHz w/ 10 MB Cache, 130W, 4C, 8.0GT/s QPI, Turbo
128 GB memory (8x 16GB 1600MHz Dual Rank LV RDIMMs)
PERC H710p Integrated Raid Controller, 1GB NV Cache
175GB PCIe SSD (SLC) Hotpluggable drives
four (4) 1.2TB SAS (10k RPM, 6Gbps) Hotpluggable drives (RAID-10)
Server nicknamed "Ix'ixixiblat":
a DELL PowerEdge 2950-III (2U size) server w/ redundant power supply
2x Intel Quad-Core Xeon X5460 3.16GHz/2x6MB 1333FSB
32GB 667MHz FBD (8x4GB dual rank DIMMs)
PERC 6/iR, Integrated Controller Card x6 backplane
five (5) 146GB SAS (15.000 rpm) 3.5-inch Hard Drives (RAID-10)
MTRON Pro7000 32GB SSD 3.5-inch SATA
Server nicknamed "Torturer":
a DELL PowerEdge 2850 (2U size) server w/ two (redundant) power supplies
2 x Intel Xeon 3.8GHz processors w/ 2MB L2 cache
8GB DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz memory
a PERC 4e/DC U320 Dual-channel RAID w/ battery backup
six (6) 146GB U320 SCSI 15K RPM drives (RAID-5)
Server nicknamed "Baal":
Tyan Transport TA26 (2U size) server chassis w/ two redundant power supp.
2 x AMD Opteron 250 (2.4GHz) 64-bit processors
4GB DDR ECC REG 400MHz memory
LSI MegaRAID Ultra320 Dual-channel w/ battery backup
eight (8) Seagate Cheetah 15.3K ST336607LC 37GB drives
BatMUD employs also several other servers in different data centers for other operations and tasks, such as backup, developer testbeds etc.