[SciPy-user] www.scipy.org down?

Jeff Strunk jstrunk@enthought....
Tue Sep 4 16:40:43 CDT 2007

If you are interested in helping to reorganize and maintain the Scipy servers, 
please review http://scipy.org/EnthoughtHosting/Reorganization and join the 
mailing list at http://projects.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo/administration .

Thank you,

On Tuesday 04 September 2007 12:28 pm, Fernando Perez wrote:
> On 9/4/07, eric jones <eric@enthought.com> wrote:
> > Having the server down for a short period is undesirable.  Having it
> > down for half a day is unacceptable.  On the good side, the SciPy
> > servers are apparently getting a whole lot more traffic this year than
> > last year.  On the bad side, the server/software hasn't scaled as well
> > as one would hope.
> And it's only going to get better/worse :)
> > Jarrod talked to me about doing some sys admin work on scipy.org while
> > we were at the SciPy conference.  We discussed upgrading the OS, getting
> > better monitor/re-start mechanisms in place, and, most importantly,
> > getting a group of people from multiple different time zones in place to
> > help in case of problems.  Jeff Strunk is going to work on getting this
> > organized, and he'll post something here soon.  I believe he's going to
> > set up a separate distribution to keep sys-admin issues off this list.
> Mirroring?  Scipy is becoming important enough to academic
> institutions that it might not be  too hard to setup a few mirrors for
> at least the static content, that are geographically distributed.  One
> or two big universities, one or two national labs and a few
> institutions in Europe (CERN perhaps, I know they use python a lot and
> they hosted EuroPython)?
> We have enough people on this list from academia and research labs
> that if it's technically viable (I'm not sure how to deal with
> Moin/Trac for that, if at all), it might be possible to get the ball
> rolling.
> Just an idea...
> Cheers,
> f
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