Welcome our new search hardware

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The past few months I’ve been having this recurring dream where I kept seeing this image float around my room:

If you’ve been a veteran to our search, you’ll know what I’m talking about β€” to say it was frustrating is an understatement. A few days ago we finalized some new dedicated hardware in an effort to make our search the best we can. So far, the results have been awesome. We’ve reduced search failures by around 80%. Here’s a graph of search failures over time:

We’re still in the process of ironing out some bugs in queries and re-indexing missing data, but so far we’re pretty happy with the initial improvements. Here’s to a brighter future filled with more successful and relevant GitHub search results!