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> How is that any different? You just backed off a tiny amount by saying “fully or near fully” - you still shouldn’t burden a single host to “fully or near Fully”

You're missing the word "can". It's a very important part of that sentence.

If your software can't even use 80% of one node, it has scaling problems that you need to address ASAP, and probably before throwing more nodes at it.

> It puts more strain on the hardware and will cause it to fail a LOT faster

Unless you're hammering an SSD, how does that happen? CPU and RAM should be at a pretty stable amount of watts anywhere from 'moderate' load and up, which doesn't strain anything or overheat.

> redundancy

Sure.




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