This week we hit a new marker. The Live counter server did a whooping 1100+ requests per second. Which results in more than 30.000 connected users. The server had a bit difficult, and for now it is the max. We are still working on (small) improvements.
It started a few years ago with about 50 req/s but now we are running at 150-200 req/s consistently. This is running on a basic computer with a consumer ADSL line. The mission is to increase the amount of users, with the same bandwidth and CPU usage. And we are still growing :D