Hello, Bukkit community! My father and I were having a discussion the other day about setting up a large minecraft server (looking for 1000+ slots) and after much research, we have been unable to figure out how servers do this. Hardware isn't a problem for us, but minecraft only utilizes a single processor core, which I doubt would be able to handle 1000 slots. We were going to run a rack of Mac Mini Servers with 60GB SSD drives, and 16GB RAM each, but minecraft servers aren't cluster compatible. Anyone have any ideas here? tl;dr: How does one go about setting up a large server (1000+ slots) when hardware and internet connection aren't a problem. I've seen in multiple places talk of an SQL database of a world, but have been unable to find anything further on it. EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.