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Message 5986 - Posted: 21 Apr 2008, 12:45:00 UTC

April 20, 2008 Maintenance and downtime in the next couple of weeks
Early next month, we plan on performing some major maintenance on our server hardware which will require that we shut down the server for a number of hours. We\'ll give a more specific date around that time, but we thought you all would appreciate the heads up


Thanks for the Heads Up Scott, be sure to let us know when it\'s really going to happen though ... :)
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Message 6031 - Posted: 1 May 2008, 2:55:10 UTC

Scott,

Please tell us a little more about the major system work coming up. Are you expanding your hardware capabilities or making major sofware / OS changes or perhaps relocating the physical hardware and networking to a different location ?

You have sparked our interest so... \"spill the beans\" as they say.

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Message 6063 - Posted: 9 May 2008, 21:42:29 UTC

Here are the big changes we made:

1) We now have about double the amount of RAM available.
2) Changed to a more stable version of Debian.
3) Upgraded the BOINC software, which was long overdue.

All in all, it seems to be working a whole lot better now, although there are still some problems with scheduling that I\'m trying to work out. However, since the actual infrastructure is working well, the rest will happen soon.
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