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Profile Matt Lebofsky
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Message 1513710 - Posted: 8 May 2014, 17:57:25 UTC

Well, the network is completely down at the Space Sciences Lab. In fact, for most of campus. So why not whip up a tech news article?

"But wait," you ask, "if the network is down at SSL and most of campus, why didn't I nor my clients notice this?" The answer: because all of our SETI@home servers are down at the data center/colocation facility. One of the reasons we made this move over a year ago was to avoid these power/cooling/network issues that were all too common here at the lab and elsewhere on campus. So here is a good example of why this was a good move.

Oh the internet just came up as I was just writing that last sentence. There was a major router failure on campus affecting many departments, and it was replaced fairly quickly (the whole outage lasted ~2 hours). Pretty severe failure it seems, and handled fairly well.

Anyway, the projects I mentioned in the last thread are still cookin' on the stove, with the usual bureaucratic obstacles and other mundane derailments due to our general lack of manpower. But there's positive progress on all fronts. I'm back to full speed development/testing on the science database optimizations, our initial issues with the Xyratex box (pretty much all due to our previous lack of lustre expertise) are behind us, and the new general web site will be launched once I get back from yet another short out-of-town stint.

Okay, back to work.

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Message 1513733 - Posted: 8 May 2014, 18:25:31 UTC

Good to hear from you, Matt. The colocation arrangement has worked well for us.

Good luck on the projects and have a good trip!
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Message 1513823 - Posted: 8 May 2014, 21:26:23 UTC - in response to Message 1513710.

Thanks for the update on things around the lab and I hope your travel plans include some fun as well.


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Message 1513857 - Posted: 8 May 2014, 23:21:04 UTC - in response to Message 1513710.

Thanks for the update Matt, welcome back.


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Message 1514406 - Posted: 10 May 2014, 14:49:51 UTC

For me, your posts are an integral part of the Seti@home experience. Is there an external force curtailing your posting activity?

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Message 1518598 - Posted: 20 May 2014, 5:57:17 UTC - in response to Message 1513857.
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Thanks for the update Matt, welcome back.


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Message 1546834 - Posted: 24 Jul 2014, 8:41:07 UTC

Anythin' new? the last comment to the thread was in May (this being late July!)

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