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FH-Dave
10-23-2004, 02:25 PM
In the next one or two weeks preiod, we plan to upgrade and/or add the following servers:

- mail1.fluidhosting.com. We have added mail2.fluidhosting.com few months ago to take some load off mail1.fluidhosting.com, however mail1.fluidhosting.com is still very busy, especially since it also process/checks for SPAM and VIRUS. So mail1.fluidhosting.com will be upgraded from P3T/1.13 GHz to P4/3.2 GHz.
- All UNIX webservers will be upgraded from Xeon 2.8 GHz to Xeon 3.06 GHz. In addition, we will add memory to our WEB1 webserver. This will involve swapping the hard drive to a new server to minimize any downtime.
- MSSQL server will be migrated to the new server for improved performance and reliability. The new server will be Xeon 2.8 GHz (currently it is P3T/1.13GHz)
- Add new Unix web server.
- Add new Windows web server.
- Add new Database server.

Stay tuned for more improvements.

dagta
10-23-2004, 06:06 PM
Very nice! :)

Richard
10-23-2004, 06:17 PM
Are those Xeons single physical proc w/HT, or dual physical procs w/HT?

FH-Dave
10-23-2004, 06:20 PM
Those are single proc with HT. We will start doing Dual Procs with HT when FreeBSD has a better SMP support. At this moment, having dual procs on FreeBSD is not as efficient as one would like. Better to separate the load onto new servers then adding second (physical) processor.

Richard
10-23-2004, 06:22 PM
Makes sense -- I keep forgetting your running FreeBSD instead of Linux ;)

cord
10-23-2004, 07:01 PM
What are they named? :D

i.e. John, Dave, Hary, Alex, etc... :banana:

FH-John
10-23-2004, 07:04 PM
Probably the names they've always had.

graviton
alpha
muon

etc....

FH-Dave
10-23-2004, 07:30 PM
No, we no longer use that names .. Those names were chosen out of my interest in high energy particle physics. But it's getting confusing after a while, not to mention there are only finite number of fundamental particles :) So lately I have started to rename them all, to make it simpler.

web[x].fluidhosting.com for Unix web servers
win[x].fluidhosting.com for Windows web servers
db[x].fluidhosting.com for database servers, in particular, mysql[x].fluidhosting.com and pgsql[x].fluidhosting.com
mssql[s].fluidhosting.com for MSSQL server
mail[x].fluidhosting.com for mail servers

Same goes with our VPS servers. Used to name then by group VIII atoms (helium, neon, etc). It now goes by VPS[x].fluidvps.com.

Can't be any simpler than this :D

FH-John
10-23-2004, 07:48 PM
True, much simpler.

But, the names just aren't cool though. :)

FH-Dave
10-23-2004, 07:50 PM
I better not have something cool, then having some confusing cool things :D

Richard
10-23-2004, 09:07 PM
It's actually so uncool that it's cool -- sort of a Post-Post-Modern-Pseudo-Reductivist-Neo-Information-Age [but Pre-Technophile-Minimalist] apeal, if you know what I mean ... with perhaps a Roccoco twist, yes?

:bashhead:

FH-John
10-23-2004, 09:21 PM
Now, that's a complex label. WOW.

cord
10-23-2004, 09:27 PM
Dave,
you should convert the alphabet of the names to binary and name the servers accordingly evilbanana

FH-John
10-23-2004, 09:30 PM
HEX would be far better. :)

LisaGriff
10-25-2004, 12:01 AM
I'm back guys. Been really, really busy.

You could always name the servers like they name hurricanes :)

Hey, I love the dancing bananas!

Lisa

FH-Dave
10-25-2004, 12:09 AM
Hey, welcome back Lisa!

Be careful with the evil banana :)

cord
10-25-2004, 12:17 AM
Busy you say? Where were you? And I dont want to hear any of the following:
1. watching the redsox games :mad:
2. watching ashlee simpson make an ass our of herself on SNL ;)
3. work :P

LisaGriff
10-25-2004, 12:54 AM
Does romantic timeout count for an excuse? :shhh: :O :banana:

Actually, besides work, I have been working on 3 websites plus the one I am helping my dad with.

By the way, I can't wait until they make the switch to you guys. The webhost the bowling association is using now doesn't have ANYTHING available. No php, no SSI, no nothing. It has been a real treat I can tell you.

Lisa

FH-John
10-25-2004, 12:59 AM
That method would take to long. We'd need a team to decide on each name... :)

FH-Dave
10-30-2004, 01:36 PM
Check list:
- Unix webservers will be upgraded this Sunday.
- Two sets of firewall will start filtering both our incoming and outgoing links this Sunday.