As part of cost-savings plans, FASRC and Harvard Medical School will be combining space in our Boston data center. This allows FASRC, HMS, HUIT to all have a singular Markley-Boston datacenter contract in the future. We are downsizing from 46 to 24 racks.
This move requires the consolidation of some systems as well as the decommissioning of older, out-of-warranty servers in favor of more space and power-efficient systems. The systems targeted for decommissioning are generally 6 or more years old.
Due to the pandemic and the number of datacenter/FASRC/HMS/vendor staff involved, we have not been able to begin much of this work, but on October 22nd through October 23rd we will begin moving hardware to the new space. Given that this involves powering off, un-racking, moving, re-racking and cabling, this work will require two days to complete.
Offline Oct 22-23:
- Boston Globus: Harvard FAS RC Boston (Holyoke Globus is not affected)
- CITRIX - Login to the Citrix access (rcapps, TMS, LabTrax, FlowJo, and Small Molecule Mass Spectrometry).
- The Samba Cluster, which allows desktop mounting of the following lab shares:
Additions or updates to this work will be posted on this page.
Please see our Status Page on the day for status updates and progress: https://status.rc.fas.harvard.edu/