[Biojava-l] bio*.org server downtime on 14 December 2000 19:00 EST / public thanks to Genetics Institute

Chris Dagdigian dag@sonsorol.org
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 11:44:58 -0500


Our project server(s) will lose internet connectivity for approx. 1 hour at 
19:00EST on 14 December 2000. The server(s) will not be going down or 
rebooting, just losing internet connectivity for a bit.  We have a great 
uptime record so far, over a year in days past past and currently 242 days 
and counting since the last reboot .

The reason for the downtime is that the current upstream net connection is 
being upgraded from a single T1 line to two T1 lines.  I will be in the 
datacenter when the upgrade occurs to make sure our boxes handle the 
changes without difficulty. If problems persist Thursday evening and people 
want a status update I can be reached directly via my mobile number: 

The bandwidth upgrade comes at a good time for us, a glance at 
http://bioperl.org/stats/ will show how much our HTTP traffic alone has 
grown over the past few years. Since I no longer work there :) I'd like to 
take this opportunity again to thank Genetics Institute  in Cambridge, MA 
USA (part of Wyeth-Ayerst & American Home Products) for providing hosting 
facilities and network connectivity to our projects. Without the active 
support from members of the Wyeth/GI Genomics Department and Kenny Grant 
(Genetics network ninja) our projects would have had far more difficulty 
reaching our current scale.


Chris Dagdigian -- Blackstone Technology Group
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