Quick update on Raspberry Pi as application server

A brief status update to my earlier post about running a Raspberry Pi server:

It’s rock steady running MySQL and a custom Java app (that generates Twitter statistics).  The CPU does get pinned to 100% at times, but since it’s keeping up with the Twitter data I’m collecting  just fine that’s not really an issue for me.

The last time I rebooted it was when I changed the amount of memory available to the GPU: since I’m running headless, I only need enough for the character mode console for emergencies.

Here’s a view of the system in operation from “top”:

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Funny that the Java app is talking up so much more of the computer’s  CPU than MySQL.  I think I have some optimization to perform in my code 🙁