flash crowd


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flash crowd

An unexpected surge in visitors to a website, which is typically because of some newsworthy event that just took place. It may also be due to the announcement of a new service or free software download.
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In addition to traditional load-balancing duties, AFEs typically offer such features as TCP termination, offload/multiplexing, SSL acceleration, compression and protection from malicious distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, as well as protection against the performance degradation caused by flash crowd events.
Level 3 said that its CDN service will enable N24 to deliver top-quality and reliable online content to its viewers, even during peak traffic or massive spikes in traffic, known as flash crowds.
Especially in DDoS attacks and flash crowds, distinguishing them is quit hard since the only difference between them is in intention but not the contents in many cases [25].
This was after he spent 3 years at MIT, where he was working on technology designed to ease congestion on the internet and improve website performance when downloading and when flash crowds occur, which is when an overwhelming number of users try to visit a website simultaneously.
One character in Niven's story, articulating the police view, says, "We call them flash crowds, and we watch for them.
Now the Flash Crowds website organisers have revealed they are planning an event in Edinburgh.
The software, which was designed to address the problem of flash crowds on the web, is now in beta test.
com's first two seasons of operations, flash crowds and a weak-fielding, three-tier site architecture often combined to bring the site to its knees.