In just over a month, MacRumors.com has provided coverage of two major Apple events, including the launches of the Mac Pro, Leopard, new iPods and the 'iTV'. Using the specially developed MacRumorsLive system, we have once again been able to reliably provide coverage to up to 97,000 visitors simultaneously. During the 2006 WWDC keynote we served almost 55 GB of data at rates of up to 110 Mbit/sec. If not for the efficiency of the MacRumorsLive AJAX update system, the same webcast would have required approximately twice as many servers and would have had to transfer almost 5 times as much data (270 GB). Visitors used Safari and Firefox almost equally, with only 13% using Internet Explorer. A summary of the statistics for both events is included below. WWDC 2006 Statistics The following stats were collected on MacRumorsLive.com over a 24 hour period, but 95% of the traffic was generated during a 6 hour window. Totals Hits 24,127,672 Pages 1,546,783 Visits 226,846 Unique IPs 184,278 Web data transfered 55.80 GB Peaks Hits/second (1 minute average) : 3,638 IRC users : 3,334 Estimated peak simultaneous web visitors : 94,000 Peak bandwidth (5 minute average) : ~110mbit/sec From web log analysis 58% Mac, 38% Windows 42% Safari, 38% Firefox, 13% Internet Explorer 36% of visitors spent more than 1 hour on the site 89% of data transfered was text Others Estimated web data transfer without AJAX : 270.8 GB Web log size : 5.1GB Average hits/second during keynote : 2,417 Hits per second graph Digg vs Slashdot This graph shows a comparison of the number of visitors per minute that visited MacRumorsLive via Digg and Slashdot. The first digg spike at the very start is caused by this story reaching digg's front page and the second larger spike is due to the Mac Pro story also reaching the front page. The difference between Digg and Slashdot is significant, however it's likely that this isn't a fair comparison. Since Slashdot only posted the link after the keynote ended, a large percentage of users who would have normally clicked on the link will have already been on macrumorslive.com.