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Two New Machines And A Speed Milestone

You may have noticed small or big improvements in speed when Gloria.tv converts videos, especially when uploading videos.

Below you can see how you can donate - please help!

Gloria.tv is not just a video host or an editorial news site, but a full-fledged social media. That means networking, news, socialising and entertainment by Catholics for Catholics.

When a user who logs in with a username accesses Gloria.tv, the database is queried 3,000 (!) times, not counting the graph-database. Gloria.tv displays different content for each of you, depending on your timeline, notifications, contacts, likes, chats and so on. But that doesn't stop Gloria.tv from being fast.

Behind what Gloria.tv displays on your computer screen is a lot of computing, converting videos, automatic subtitles, translations, filtering against copyright infringement, porn, spam, curses/hate and other things.

Since November, two new machines ($5,000 each) have been taking over many of the necessary tasks (AMD Threadripper 3960X and NVIDIA 3090). The processing has been completely redesigned to work with graphics cards - and it is highly optimised.

For example, NVIDIA has increased the speed of automated language translation from 25 words per second to 700 words per second.

Our software is scalable, i.e. open to any number of users, and still works at VERY low cost. In 2021, Gloria.tv spent around €35,000 on servers, data centres and related technologies.

According to leading data analyst SimilarWeb.com, Gloria.tv is the largest Catholic website on the internet. We know that much smaller websites in the Catholic and Christian milieu invest ten times or more in machines.

The current "crisis" is putting financial pressure on everyone, including Gloria.tv. If you can spare a donation, please help us in this Advent campaign. We have had two financially difficult years and are grateful for any help.

You can donate

Bank transfer: AT67 6000 0102 1003 6488
Paypal/Credit Card: kindful

Thank you so much for all your support! Gloria.tv exists thanks to its donors, and because God cares for us.

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Wilma Lopez
Regularly, I meet Catholics who read Gloria.tv every day without wriging themselves. Their voices are missed, but they are still among us.
DefendTruth shares this
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Gloria.tv is soul food and important for a Catholic diet 🙏. Love the combination of news, entertainment and insights.
michael reilly
when GTV gets rid of the massive amount of inappropriate junk that does not belong on a Catholic apologetic sight, it will be worth supporting financially.
Lisi Sterndorfer
Wherever I meet trad Catholics, we start talking about Gloria.tv and posts here.
Ursula Sankt
Gloria.tv is the most impressive and interesting project in Catholic land.
Sally Dorman shares this
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Gloria.tv's "software is scalable, i.e. open to any number of users, and still works at VERY low cost." Still, they need money. Who can help out? Giving Tuesday...
Seidenspinner
All leftists. They want alone to determine what public information is permissible. Do you feel free?
1. Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
2. Pichai/Susan Wojcicki (Google/YouTube)
3. Zuckerberg (Facebook/Meta)
4. Tim Cook (Apple)
5. Bill Gates (Microsoft)More
All leftists. They want alone to determine what public information is permissible. Do you feel free?

1. Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
2. Pichai/Susan Wojcicki (Google/YouTube)
3. Zuckerberg (Facebook/Meta)
4. Tim Cook (Apple)
5. Bill Gates (Microsoft)
Sandy Barrett shares this
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This GivingTuesday, let's help together here on Gloria.tv. It isa big chance to join the fight for Catholicism and human freedom.
DefendTruth
Giving Tuesday is a global celebration of giving and generosity and a wonderful opportunity to practice gratitude
Sally Dorman
St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians (9:11), God is generous to us and our generosity gives proof of our gratitude to God.
Sancte Teotónio
As an software engineer, i can appreciate your hard work, the innovation, constraints and hurdles you have to surpass to be able to deliver such a good service at such low cost and reliability.
You can position yourselves as a true catholic alternative social media who adhere to the catholic teaching and don't just sell off your users data to govs and agencies.
The "price" to pay is that (probably …More
As an software engineer, i can appreciate your hard work, the innovation, constraints and hurdles you have to surpass to be able to deliver such a good service at such low cost and reliability.

You can position yourselves as a true catholic alternative social media who adhere to the catholic teaching and don't just sell off your users data to govs and agencies.

The "price" to pay is that (probably) you won't be making billions of moneys, but i hope that at least catholics can appreciate your work and independence and contribute accordingly.

Thank you GloriaTV
Wilma Lopez
True.
DefendTruth
"constraints" - the language makes it obvious that you are a software engineer.
Fischl
die weiblichen Sänger retten die Melodie , gottseidank!