Posted: July 1, 2013

In anticipation of the upcoming move of Ember to the new Downtown Datacenter along with a batch system and OS update, currently scheduled for early to mid August, and the fact that the cluster will be unavailable for several weeks, it was decided that only half of the allocated amount would be deposited into the ember allocation accounts for the current Summer 2013 quarter (which started today). This is a pro-rated allocation amount based on the time between the start of the quarter and the anticipated move date. If for any reason the move is delayed beyond the mid point of the quarter (Aug 15) we will deposit an additional portion of the allocation in the accounts. Once Ember is back in service, a pro-rated amount of allocation will be deposited in all accounts with allocation, based on the remaining number of days in the quarter.

Also, remember that Ember will not be taken from service until after the new Kingspeak cluster is up and accessible to all users in freecycle mode.

As always, please let us know of any questions or concerns.