Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-11-07 | 21:33:47

My server overloaded at midnight, so today I:

1) Fixed the google cloud instance configuration, so new machines can be brought up if needed, on a very short notice (60 seconds or so)

2) bought a used Core i7 3770 cpu to replace the i5 2500 in the main zezo.org server. This will almost double the processing capacity. The i5 will go into spare motherboard lying around and that should actually double the capacity and then some more (there are few 4 more cores in two machines crunching the numbers for you)

The upgrade lead to about half an hour downtime today in the afternoon. Had to flash the BIOS, recompile the kernel and vacuum the case.

Thanks to everyone who has donated to the project and made this possible.

z.

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Post by iconPost by fadoue | 2017-11-07 | 21:41:38
You are fantastic Cvetant ! Thank you
Post by iconPost by Swedesailor | 2017-11-07 | 21:50:56
Incredible work mate !
We are so thankfull :)
Post by iconPost by HenrikBo | 2017-11-07 | 22:09:26
I'm amazed about your hard work. Well done. :) (Y)
Post by iconPost by Inicio | 2017-11-07 | 22:20:45
You are great!
Post by iconPost by andrel | 2017-11-07 | 22:54:55
Thanks, Cvetan! I am proud to know that you are on my FB friends' list.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-11-08 | 00:07:26
Thanks. It's actually you (like all of the people above and many others) who make it possible.

And me, I don't sleep very well while 1000 people who rely on me don't get the best service I can provide.
Post by iconPost by WretchedExess | 2017-11-08 | 02:05:42
Dont you worry about us mere mortals. From this day forth you will be known as AEOLUS to me. ALL HAIL THE GREAT AND POWERFUL AEOLUS! :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolus_(son_of_Hippotes)
Post by iconPost by pmangino | 2017-11-08 | 00:15:37
Excellent job Cvetan. Very grateful with your service and concern for your customers.
I hope someone @ VR would read all this...
Post by iconPost by chelonia | 2017-11-08 | 10:05:32
Appreciate all your efforts Cvetant!

Thank you
Post by iconPost by Toppen | 2017-11-08 | 17:56:20
Very good Cvetan, we appreciate the upgrade. Decided to fund part of the new CPU ;)
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-11-08 | 18:03:15
Thanks. You just funded about 75% of it ;-)

A new machine would be 600-700 EUR, but I happened to have that motherboard and some ram already from the last server upgrade, to reuse the old CPU (the board started shutting down randomly and I replaced it. That may or may not be issue now)

And the last generation CPUs are just 25% faster at 2.5x the price. Then I saw an ad in the local ebay equivalent, and that was few blocks from me, so no time was wasted.

The spare board in a diskless (ok, flash-drive) configuration has already joined the effort.
Post by iconPost by Devaneio | 2017-11-08 | 22:01:59
Cvetant,
I'm a beginner here, but I've seen the excellent work you've done, maintaining this indispensable tool and given information and support to anyone who wants to start participating in the game.
Congratulations on your wonderful work and dedication!

Fernando
Devaneio IV
Post by iconPost by marcusbelgicus | 2017-11-08 | 23:34:17
Fantastic Cvetan, you are a master! Just informed the friends of the fantastic job you do every days and recall them that there is also a 'about' sheet in addition to the 'charts' sheet!
Post by iconPost by KLM2235 | 2017-11-08 | 23:36:32
Thanks a lot !
Michel / KLM2235
Post by iconPost by pmangino | 2017-11-09 | 00:36:24
One more thing to all sailors...Don't forget to "click" on DONATE button.
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