Increasing Fingerprint Lookup Performance
As a first step to improve the situation, I added two brand-new fingerprint lookup server today. They will take some of the (read-only) load of the main processing server and hopefully lead to much faster fingerprint lookups. In essence, this should accelerate both the initial metadata-based lookup, which happens when beaTunes shows that little progress dialog ("looking up data"), and the fingerprint-based lookup, which is part of an analysis step in the task queue. To further increase throughput, I'm planning to also upgrade the main processing server, probably in November.