We decided to take a first try hands-on approach following the future QUADS roadmap and re-architect our legacy landing/requests portal application, previously a trusty LAMP stack, into a completely rewritten Flask / SQLAlchemy / Gunicorn / Nginx next-gen platform. What worked in Dev/Stage however had serious problems in production with CPU bottlenecks – this is our journey.Continue reading “The Curious Case of the CPU Eating Gunicorn”
Badfish gets the Asyncio treatment. With the move of QUADS to asynchronously provisioning the servers on our lab, much of the functionality from Badfish was already converted to use asyncio in the process. This has now been the first effort in the road to unifying the Badfish standalone tool with the code used from within QUADS. Continue reading “Badfish is Superboosted!”
With less than 3 months for the retirement of Python 2.7 and with the much required QUADS migration to Python 3, we could not miss the opportunity to try out the now native asyncio framework and identify workflows where we could speed things up.