I've just rented a server, but can't get a good "ping" (around 200-300, I wanted to be less than 100)
I just rented so me and my team could drift together, and we're from Brazil, can you guys give me a little advice?
I understand that the main server is located in Rotterdam, is there any chance I can change the location of the server I've rented?
Yes, I started tracking sea cable development around 2013 or something.. Then they where already planning this Ella.link cable which was called different back in the days..
Had hopes it would be completed before FIFA 2014.. That didnt happen but sure enough it should be completed and functional before OG 2016. To my surprise this also didnt happen. Which resulted in a lot of complains from media broadcasters not being able to properly live report in Europe about whats going on in Rio. I was not surprised, all traffic is still going through a heavily outdated and totally congested cable from the year 2000. Total madness.
seacablemap says 2021. Before it was 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 .. Maybe you see a pattern in this? I do.
Anyway Brusa is new, should be low latency. Back in the days I wanted to test it myself.. Created cargame.la (latin america) with a server based in the USA. But nobody understood the theory behind that. In the end people from Europe started to practice/race there because it was nice and quiet on that server. Sigh
i noticed you wrote about that further up in this thread, so i tried to search it.
didnt find anything as it seems the search went nutty on me and gave me results of "bursa" even i double checked for mispelling it, and i did write brusa. so where do i find info about that since my search obviously failed me :/ duckduckgo.
i would have understood if you had said you made the other,but i dont remember seing that being said anywhere back then, and yes i remember you at some point excluded latin america from your server and i guess i prolly also stopped by the US based. and yes i know you been into these things for a long time ,hence i thought i ask you as you would be the best bet to actually know this
Heres the reason of my interest in this.
DIXEN is located in the Danish Technical university and connects large parts of Danish industry.
however they had in the past power failures fomr the power company that provides power to most of copenhagen and beyond. when they fail. a large portion of internet also fails in dk.
the article is rather old from 2004, and in danish. DTU also have a top line internet (i think i read somewhere 44 theraflops) , hence its a very profound part of the entire network in my country. https://www.computerworld.dk/art/25896/nye-stroemsvigt-i-dansk-internet-knudepunkt
translated from the article : The DIX is called Denmark's internet hub, because it is in the premises in Lyngby that the major internet providers in Denmark are connected to each other.
their super computer is one of the fastest in the entire world (not THE fastest but one of them).
in addition to this. regarding 5G networks. i believe the Faroe islands have the worlds fastest 5G network in the world, its made by Chinese Huawei to provide a good connection to the very remote islands in the Atlantic ocean.
not going to work between intercontinental connections. Between continents only this cable system is where the complete internet relies on.
Notice on the map that there are only two direct cables from Brasil to Europe. One of them is not functional, which is kind of annoying because it's "only" 6200 km. In comparison; France to NY is about the same length and people from NY region have 80 ms ping or less on European servers. Brasil never can achieve that even if from Fortaleza (closed landing point). This cable from year 2000 (Atlantis-2) and the switches are so dead old slow.. Even doubt if its fiber yet.
and yes i dont think the atlantis-2 cable is fiber too.
idk what it is, but i cant imagine it being fibers atleast.
yer i see often people with like 300-500 pings, and simply ask them 2 main questions.
1st. are you from south america.
2end. are you using wifi.
in most cases they are using one or the other really,
and in some cases people ask me how i know they come from South America.
so fully agree its highly visible in LFS but also elsewhere even though profiles etc says something else.
i thnk the Atlantis cable is also one of the first made no ? so could very well be something else than fiber. whatever they used. im thinking its too long for being cobber though. but surely theres some other stuff they use in those.
yes i see the 2 connections and thats like a D-Tour for European connections sort of i guess.
i once read it bottlenecks at times too. but many years ago so cant really remember where i read that.