New server! Plus a cool project.
As of today, SparkFun has switched to a new server - named Spino (after the largest known carnivorous dinosaur). Spino is a Dell R900 with 32 gigs of RAM and 4 Quad Core Xeon processors. The new server has allowed us to make a number of important internal changes to our systems, as well as one big upgrade for our customers - improved search.
For awhile now, the SparkFun website search has been...not great. But the new server has allowed IT to upgrade the search to be much more efficient. For example, searching "LPC21" now rings up with most popular LPC boards. A search for "Arduino" will bring up the most popular Arduino items. Before, searching for a SKU (or part of a SKU) didn't really work. Now, if you search for, say, "9573" it will bring up the part with the corresponding SKU (in this case, the Multimeter Kit). We think it's a huge improvement and we hope it will make browsing the SparkFun site easier.