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2009-03-15 21:34:46

Here's the emails I got from the admin of Cosmo. Not good news, I'm afraid.

Ben Wandelt wrote:
Hi Jord

I am out of town. Anshul noticed that our server had intermittent problems starting after the massive power outage on the whole campus last Sunday. There were downed power lines after a storm. NCSA is still recovering from the aftermath. We were up almost immediately but now it seems we may have hardware damage. Anshul was looking at replacing parts but I have not heard from him since the beginning of the most recent outage.

So we are certainly aware of the problem but since I am at Caltech at the moment I cannot give you a detailed status update.

Ben


Anshul Kanakia wrote:
Hi Jord,
I had put up a new article on the website before it went down about Cosmo@home server maintenance. We started experiencing sporadic server crashes after the campus power failure so I took the server down. We are currently in the process of sending it out for maintenance to get the hardware checked. I think its most probably a hard drive failure - some sector that the OS tries to access that got locked or corrupted. We should be back up in 2 weeks at most. 2 weeks because next week is spring break on campus and I will not be around when the server gets back. Thanks for sending me this email. I was trying to figure out how to send a message to our users that we are down, and so is the website.

Anshul Kanakia


Scott Kruger wrote:
I will try to be here when the server gets back so we can get it up as soon as possible. I'll also see about getting a temporary website up.

-Scott
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2009-03-23 12:27:07

Any "new" news to share? At least they've this up when you go to the website:
The Cosmology@Home server died last week during a power outage. We're currently working to bring it back up. Sorry for the inconvenience!

When the server comes back up, we'll try to award credit to everybody who was unable to upload their WUs during the outage.
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2009-03-27 22:51:35

Cosmology@Home news update.

Scott Kruger wrote:
Jord-

It's been incredibly frustrating. We've gotten a bunch of the hardware replaced, but we're still having a bunch of IO errors. I suspect that there are some bad sectors on one of the RAID drives, so I'm going to have to back up the entire array and reformat it.

If all goes well, it may be up tonight (at least the website).

-Scott
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