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has one tile rendering server for all of USA, and that server can no longer keep up with peak US traffic.

If you, or your company,are interested in hosting a rendering node in the US (or elsewhere), please contact us.
github.com/openstreetmap/opera

@viduno @amapanda Sounds like a job for an IPFS sort of network. Imagine if tiles were fetched from many peers in a bittorrent like way.

@koherecoWatchdog @viduno that can't really work. Tiles need to be rendered and generated "live"

@amapanda @viduno wouldn't it make more sense to send the tiles as vector graphics and let the client side do the rendering? Or are the tiles so small that the raster image is smaller than the vector data?

@koherecoWatchdog @viduno oh man. Vector Tiles! We've been talking about that for years. 😅😅😅 Some palaces do vector tiles, and you still need to generate them, but not exactly as often. And raster tiles are still used a lot, including here

@koherecoWatchdog @amapanda apps like OsmAnd seem to render on their own but it's *lots* of work to implement (they have C++ core and it's still not very fast sometimes).

@amapanda >Containers (e.g. OpenVz, LXC) do not meet the requirements.

VMs are faster than containers 🤔

@amapanda >Get some donated capacity
it links to some page with server requirements but it's absolutely unclear what "Get some donated capacity" means or how to act on it

@charlag it's better if you talk to the OWG directly. I don't know the fine details

@amapanda possibly. What do you need? A virt? Physical host? Are you able to maintain it and you just need a place and net connection to put it? What’s your need?

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I mean, we can always host another, or push some of the US traffic to us, if you can handle the latency of serving from Sweden and nidhogg can handle the load. Our NREN tells us that north american traffic is cheap and easy for them.

@maswan 🤷‍♀️ You should really talk to the OWG directly rather than me… Sorry I don't know the details and I'm just passing on a message.

@amapanda Ah, I commented on the issue then too. It'd be so much more convenient if all the people were just on fedi.

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