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Hello , sorry for the confusing title ,I do not speak english as my first language.(and also sorry if the topic does not fit here)
Problem background: I just want to create a website as a competitive program grader for my school. Like complie and run source code on the server. So below is my idea and i would like some help/suggestions before i do it,I still don't know if this will work.
The problem one is that i would use one of the table as my user-submission queue.When user submit a code, I first put it in this table(i suppose it put the new row in the bottom of the table?) .
Python program usage:
I would run a 24/7 program on my server that check every 10 second if the queue table is not empty, just run the grading process(I know how to do it) and then pop it off the queue.Then check again.
When a person submit code, i will use php to put it on the queue table,but it may be the same time my python program is popping something off the queue table too. This is where I get confuse whether it will work or not.(Other usage of the php is just things about web interface which I had done before and know what to do)
So,would this idea even work? Will it break my server or something?As a competitive programmer guy I don't know much snd will greatly appreciate any help from u guys. :)
Thank you very much.
DreamHost's OpenStack powered DreamCompute has come out of its 2 year beta and entered general availability. This is actually a nice full featured OpenStack offering compared to GoDaddy's recent OpenStack Cloud launch (which still felt like a beta to me), or OVH's Public Cloud, both of which are still missing important features that many of their OpenStack competitors offer (OVH: real private networking and IPv6 are still "coming soon", GoDaddy" no IPv6, no Object Storage, no ISO's, no extra disks, etc). While Bob Parsons at GoDaddy was chasing elephants, DreamHost was getting heavily involved with the development of OpenStack which may explain why their offering is more feature complete than GoDaddy's...
My main reason for taking two minutes to post this however is because with this launch DreamHost is shaking up the US hourly billing pricing market with 1GB for $6 in an industry where $10=1GB had become the standard across hourly cloud competitors like DO, Vultr, GoDaddy, Atlantic.net, Cordero, and many others. (OVH/Online.net/Aruba and others already shook things up in the European public cloud market with their pricing)
Their DreamObjects object storage prepaid plans also have attractive pricing: 200 GB for $4.50 monthly . Usage based pricing plans are also available priced at 2.5¢/GB of storage plus 5¢/GB of download.
press release: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/dreamhost-announces-general-availability-of-dreamcompute-2112097.htm
TL;DR more downward pricing pressure in the ultracompetitive public cloud market. It will be interesting to see who buys who and who is left standing 2-3 years from now...
If any of you OVH based providers want to set yourself apart from the crowd and be the first to start offering PowerKVM VPS's out of RBX for under $7 monthly I might be interested. A Power8 OpenStack offering would be even better as long as you keep it under $7 (it's been impossible to find a Power8 VPS since OVH/Runabove ended their Power8 lab). :P
SoYouStart launched a new server line with amazing specs for the price.:
Virtualization options for Power8 servers: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/linuxonibm/liaam/liaamvirtoptions.htm
MongoDB and MariaDB already offer Power8 versions so these servers would be great for heavy data processing with large databases...big data