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Server Maintenance (June 1st, 2023)
We will be running server maintenance on June 1st, 2023 at 11:30 AM EDT.
Maintenance should be done by the end of the day.
An announcement will be made on this thread when maintenance is over.
29 May 2023, 18:36:37 UTC · Discuss
Server Shutdown (5/8 - 5/10)
RPI is conducting their annual CII power maintenance between May 8th and May 10th. As a precaution, we will need to shutdown the server during this time.
We will have the server back up and running as soon as possible.
8 May 2023, 13:31:43 UTC · Discuss
New N-Body Runs
The following are the new runs for N-Body:
These are our first runs of Palomar 5 with data from SDSS DR17.
Please let me know if there are any issues with these new runs.
27 Feb 2023, 19:45:25 UTC · Discuss
New Separation Runs
I'm taking down the following runs:
de_modfit_70_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_71_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_72_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_73_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_74_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_75_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_76_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_77_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_78_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_79_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_80_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_81_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_82_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_83_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_84_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_85_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_86_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_2 de_modfit_70_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_3and putting up the following runs:
de_modfit_70_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_71_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_72_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_73_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_74_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_75_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_76_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_77_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_78_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_79_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_80_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_81_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_82_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_83_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_84_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_85_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4 de_modfit_86_bundle5_3s_south_pt2_4This new batch can be identified with the "_4" at the end rather than "_2" or "_3". As always, you'll see WUs from the old runs for the next week or so as those runs terminate. Please let me know if you experience any issues with the new runs.
Looks like the server had some issues. I rebooted the server and it seems like everything should be running as it should.
21 Oct 2022, 21:04:23 UTC · Discuss
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