# position vector

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### Browsing in PM is very slow

Since I can to browse fine in another sites, I assume that issue is in PM. I can't look TeX source entries because of excesive delay.
Also I got either SERVER ERROR or the page can't be displayed.
Connection transfer=768Kbps.
perucho

### Re: Browsing in PM is very slow

I have had the same problem. Many pages come back as "Possibly out of date" or "too busy to view", so I suspect for some reason there is an abnormal amount of traffice to the site?

### Re: Browsing in PM is very slow

> I have had the same problem. Many pages come back as
> "Possibly out of date" or "too busy to view", so I suspect
> for some reason there is an abnormal amount of traffice to
> the site?

If you ever tried to run Noosphere (the PM software)
on your computer, you'd appreciate the reason:
running a TeX + ghostscript conversion process
for every[*] math image in an entry takes a lot of resources.

A page that is "possibly out of date" or "too busy to view"
means that the author has changed it recently, and
the page has yet to be regenerated
(TeX + ghostscript and all).

// Steve

### Re: Browsing in PM is very slow

Yes Steve, that was my problem. Thank you!

### Re: Browsing in PM is very slow

Good point. My appologies to anyone who thought I was complaining. I guess I was trying to understand if this was normal (I'm still a little new to the working of the site.) Your reasons make sense.

Does PlanetMath/Noosphere support some type of distributed computing? If so I would be happy to hear about how to join.

### Re: Browsing in PM is very slow

Actually, the site should never be that slow. It got out of control since last time I looked at it. But normally, only a few rendering processes are allowed to happen concurrently, so the system should always be fast.

It turns out that this time an entry (one of yours in fact, Steve--CommonFourierSeries), was locking up in the rendering process, and that was causing CPU-eating latex instances to pile up (dozens of them, each of which would consume as much CPU as was available to it).

I cleaned up the damage and marked the entry as "bad" (so it wont be allowed to render in l2h mode) for now. Since I can't figure out what is wrong with it, I've contacted Ross Moore for help.

Things should be snappy again now.

apk

### Re: Browsing in PM is very slow

Did my entry cause that problem before?
My last change to that article was simply to re-upload
the lost EPS diagrams there because it was broken
(the cached HTML rendering of that entry expired, I guess)

// Steve

### Re: Browsing in PM is very slow

Not that I know of. I'm not entirely clear of the timeline. The problem could purely be some interaction with the new server.

apk