Posted Feb 7, 2018 by Martin Armstrong
The Socrates site where the results are posted is on the Amazon Cloud. We had an urgent meeting today to run analysis as for why the system could not hand the massive traffic to the site over the past two days. We found out that it was pushed to 97% CPU capacity. We have come up with solutions and even the auto-scaling failed to cope with the traffic. We have made this a top priority for this has pushed things beyond what many ever witnessed before. We are on top of this issue now.
Thank you for your understanding. The traffic coming in from all over the world seems to be rather unique.