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Message 68838 - Posted: 6 Apr 2016, 5:44:36 UTC

We seem to be fully back as far as the credit system is concerned.
Which just leaves the "can't create new threads on the Message board" problem, which Andy is working on.
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Message 69085 - Posted: 20 Apr 2016, 20:40:13 UTC

Andy Bowery, CPDN administrator wrote:
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We will be taking the project offline tomorrow (Thursday) at 12 noon (UK time) until approximately 5pm (UK time). This is in order to take a dump of the database. If this process completes earlier than this time, we will bring the project back up as soon as the process has completed. We apologise for for this disruption.

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Message 69434 - Posted: 4 May 2016, 15:21:21 UTC

Andy Bowery, CPDN administrator wrote:
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We will be taking the project offline on Monday 9th May at 11:30am (UK time) until approximately 5:30pm (UK time). This is in order to perform a switch between the master and slave database machines. If this process completes earlier, then we will bring the project back up again as soon as it has completed. We apologies for this disruption.

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Message 69541 - Posted: 9 May 2016, 17:25:05 UTC - in response to Message 69434.  

Andy Bowery wrote:
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This work has now completed and the project is back online.

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Message 70504 - Posted: 27 Jun 2016, 16:05:59 UTC

Andy Bowery wrote:
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We will be taking the climateprediction.net project down from 10am on Thursday 30th June to Friday 1st July 5pm, this is in order to update the version of BOINC being used on the server side of the project. If this work is completed sooner, we will bring the project back up at that time. This updated version of the server code has been used on the project test site for the last few months, this work is to bring the main project up to this same version of server code.

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Message 70669 - Posted: 4 Jul 2016, 1:33:47 UTC - in response to Message 70504.  

Does anyone know the current state of the upgrade. It was supposed to be finished 2 days ago.
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Message 70681 - Posted: 4 Jul 2016, 10:35:07 UTC
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Andy Bowery, 1 July 2016, wrote:
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I am afraid this is still running, I am expecting the script to finish at some point over the weekend unfortunately, we will bring the site up as soon as it has finished.

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Andy Bowery, 4 July 2016, wrote:
Hi All,

This work has now been completed and the project is now back online. Thank you for your patience.

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Message 70847 - Posted: 14 Jul 2016, 16:58:47 UTC

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The CPDN project will be taken offline on Monday 18th July at 10:45am for a few hours. This will be in order for some work to be conducted on the underlying GPFS infrastructure on which the project VMs reside. We will restore the project as soon as the work has completed.

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Message 70851 - Posted: 14 Jul 2016, 19:26:57 UTC - in response to Message 70847.  

Hi All,

The CPDN project will be taken offline on Monday 18th July at 10:45am for a few hours. This will be in order for some work to be conducted on the underlying GPFS infrastructure on which the project VMs reside. We will restore the project as soon as the work has completed.

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Do you have the new url for the cpdn beta project?
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Message 70855 - Posted: 14 Jul 2016, 20:39:27 UTC - in response to Message 70851.  

All Alpha/Beta testing is now in-house by the researchers.
No "public" participation.
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Message 74373 - Posted: 25 Nov 2016, 12:24:32 UTC

Andy Bowery, ClimatePrediction.net administrator wrote:
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Yesterday evening (7pm UK time) there was an issue with the backend infrastructure that the CPDN servers reside on, one of the four hosts of the backend VMware system experienced an issue and another one is also currently having difficulty accessing the datastore. OeRC IT is currently investigating this. The project is currently shutdown whilst this is being investigated.

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Message 77403 - Posted: 17 Apr 2017, 14:53:44 UTC

Climateprediction.net forums and upload/download servers are down. Since this looks to be a virtual machine infrastructure problem, the admins have to wait until tomorrow before this can be fixed at the earliest.
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Message 77416 - Posted: 18 Apr 2017, 10:35:31 UTC

Andy Bowen, official CPDN admin wrote:
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The main project is currently offline, we are currently dealing with an issue with the VMware backend virtual machine infrastructure. We are currently looking into this and will let you know when services have been restored.

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Message 77488 - Posted: 19 Apr 2017, 11:35:32 UTC

Andy Bowen wrote:
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We have now brought the main project back online, we are currently using the project backup service. Uploads that were set to go to the Oxford upload server have now been diverted to use the BADC upload service, uploads to other non-Oxford upload servers have been unaffected. We will switch the project back to using the main service on the Virtual Machine infrastructure when the issues with the Virtual Machine infrastructure have been resolved, we expect this to be in sometime next week.

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Message 77652 - Posted: 27 Apr 2017, 14:52:59 UTC

Andy Bowery wrote:
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We are taking the CPDN project offline in order to switch back from using the backup project service to using the main project service. In order to do this we need to switch over the roles of the master and slave databases, during this time we need prevent changes to the database so we will be taking the project down during the switch over, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

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Message 77679 - Posted: 29 Apr 2017, 12:22:47 UTC

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The switch back has now been completed, the project is now back online and running from the main infrastructure again.

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Message 77711 - Posted: 2 May 2017, 1:06:13 UTC - in response to Message 77679.  
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Apologies for cross posting to the "climateprediction.net" forum...

Had the "you are using an old URL" notice a couple weeks back and dutifully changed to "climateprediction.net" but had no contact; after a quick search I learned about the server issues. Sorry to hear you had some pretty major dramas, hope things will improve!

Today I saw Ageless re-post of Andy's message, stating the main server was back online; so have attempted to reconnect by again removing the project and re-adding it. Still nothing, the communication keeps getting deferred for 24hrs.

I also noticed the main web address "http://www.climateprediction.net/" still returns an "Error establishing a database connection" message.

So I guess the question is should we go back to use the old "ithaqua" URL or stick with the new one?

Or are we better off removing the project completely and allowing some extra time for things to settle fully?

Thanks in advance for the reply and keep up the great work!

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Message 77755 - Posted: 5 May 2017, 11:18:37 UTC - in response to Message 77711.  

Apologies for cross posting to the "climateprediction.net" forum...

Had the "you are using an old URL" notice a couple weeks back and dutifully changed to "climateprediction.net" but had no contact; after a quick search I learned about the server issues. Sorry to hear you had some pretty major dramas, hope things will improve!

Today I saw Ageless re-post of Andy's message, stating the main server was back online; so have attempted to reconnect by again removing the project and re-adding it. Still nothing, the communication keeps getting deferred for 24hrs.

I also noticed the main web address "http://www.climateprediction.net/" still returns an "Error establishing a database connection" message.

So I guess the question is should we go back to use the old "ithaqua" URL or stick with the new one?

Or are we better off removing the project completely and allowing some extra time for things to settle fully?

Thanks in advance for the reply and keep up the great work!

Cheers
Meerkat


The old URL notice was a red herring caused by boinc not being smart enough to understand the idea of a temporary backup URL. On the CPDN forum they repeatedly said not to bother doingg anything with the URL because you'd just need to repeat the process when they went back to the primary server.

New task downloads are still having problems though, so it looks like they're still trying to sort out bits and pieces of their infrastructure after the kaboom from a few weeks ago.
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Message 77758 - Posted: 5 May 2017, 21:07:42 UTC
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Andy Bowery wrote:
Hi All,

We will be taking the project offline on Wednesday 10th May from 9:30am. This is in order for OeRC IT Support to upgrade the GPFS software. From 9:30am the main project will be taken offline and uploads from volunteers will be diverted to another upload server so there will be minimal disruption to the upload service for volunteers. I am afraid the subsetting server cpdn-ppc01.oerc will also need to be taken offline at 9:30am as this machine is mounting to the GPFS. It is anticipated that it will take a day to upgrade the software of the GPFS, if there is any change to this we will keep you updated.

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Message 80574 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 14:37:22 UTC

Meet the CPDN team at the University of Oxford’s Curiosity Carnival on 29 September

Curiosity Carnival is Oxford's contribution to European Researchers' Night, a Europe-wide celebration of academic research for the public. Taking place on 29 September 2017, Curiosity Carnival will showcase the world-leading research taking place here at Oxford to a large and diverse audience through a programme that will include live experiments, debates, bite-sized talks and other activities.

The Oxford e-Research Centre's Professor David Wallom and other members of the climateprediction.net team will be at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford exhibiting a 3D globe projector ('Magic Planet') which will run visualizations of active real-time climate data simulations happening around the world on climateprediction.net.

Magic Planet is an educational tool which projects a digital image or animation onto a globe. It can show data in a visual form and is an eye-catching method of bringing research to life. The global reach of climateprediction.net, with simulations running on every major inhabited continent, lends itself perfectly to visualization on a globe projector.

Environmental Change Institute and Oxford e-Research Centre staff will also be present to describe what the graphics are showing, and how climateprediction.net is contributing to our understanding of global climate changes and changing risks of extreme weather events, with results from recent research/simulations (that you may have contributed to!).

On the same night at the Ashmolean there will be hundreds of other activities for all ages and interests - interactive games, flash talks, live experiments and demonstrations, films, poetry, music, art, dance and much more! To attend you'll need a free Curiosity Explorer Ticket.

https://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/events/curiosity-carnival-cpdn-team-ashmolean
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