WIPS load indicator shows all load, counting various web bots.
As one WIPS is quite a big unit (one visit per second), the shown value is multiplied by 1000, representing milliWIPS ("1" means that there is one interaction per 1000 seconds). The server has been tested and shows acceptable performance for the loads up till about 7000 milliWIPS (7 full interactions per second) with multiple bots randomly crawling the site in all directions on separate threads. So 7000 or about must appear for us to conclude that the server must be upgraded.
The brief status of Ultrastudio.org can be checked in the public plain text page, located at ultrastudio.org/mnt.