EVE Online's server architecture

EVE Online's server model discussed here. It is a totally shared universe. No different instances of the world. Just one huge one.

It is pretty amazing feat. Don't think they give away any secrets here but it is pretty fascinating to know it is merely a "game" sitting on a wholly complex and reliable infrastructure.

Other links:
Eve Architecture 101
Stackless Python - pre-cursor to EVE's StacklessIO?
The Great War
The future of EVE - Interview

Still don't have time to play.