[Mpi-forum] mpi-forum.org has moved

Bland, Wesley wesley.bland at intel.com
Wed Sep 14 16:29:19 CDT 2016

It’s not really any different than how things were before. From time to time, IU would update it’s servers or have some sort of outage.

If we really want to have five 9’s, we can pay for commercial mailing list hosting, but when we were trying to decide what to do, that didn’t seem like a cost effective solution (vs. free). Having the mailing lists working the vast majority of the time is good enough.

The reason we decided to go with Argonne as the host is because they’re the institution that: 1) has the ability to easily host a medium sized group of public mailing lists, 2) has a dedicated staff who will be able to make sure the servers are up, and 3) has more than one person at the organization involved in the forum (and is likely to be around for the foreseeable future).

There potentially could be issues like you described and others, but weighing one against the other, this seemed like the best solution. If it turns out we were wrong and need to move somewhere else someday, we’re also trying harder to make sure that our data is migratable (backed up in more than one place).

On September 14, 2016 at 4:11:07 PM, Kenneth Raffenetti (raffenet at mcs.anl.gov<mailto:raffenet at mcs.anl.gov>) wrote:

Luckily email was designed before 24/7 datacenters :).

On 09/14/2016 04:07 PM, Jeff Hammond wrote:
> What is the backup when Argonne goes offline due to power outage,
> electrical maintenance or somebody cutting the Internet connection on
> accident?
> Jeff
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Sep 14, 2016, at 1:43 PM, Bland, Wesley <wesley.bland at intel.com
> <mailto:wesley.bland at intel.com>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> If you looked at the forum website this afternoon, you’ll notice that
>> it seems to be a little different. This is because after all this time
>> hosting our site at Indiana University and the University of Illinois
>> (Thanks IU and UI!), we’ve moved all of our web sites to GitHub.
>> Everything has now been moved and consolidated to a single site with a
>> consistent look and feel.
>> mpi-forum.org <http://mpi-forum.org> has combined with
>> meetings.mpi-forum.org <http://meetings.mpi-forum.org> and should be
>> more readable on both your laptop and mobile device. I’ve migrated all
>> of the archived information back through 2013 and I’m still working on
>> moving the others (this is something that isn’t easily scriptable so
>> it is very slow). If you need something older or want to make sure
>> that I haven’t messed something up, the old web sites are still
>> available at iu.mpi-forum.org <http://iu.mpi-forum.org> temporarily
>> (probably through the end of the month).
>> For various reasons, we’ve decided to wait a couple of weeks to move
>> the mailing lists. That will happen around September 29th (after the
>> meeting/conference is done), at which point, the mailing lists will
>> move from IU to Argonne. This will probably involve a small amount of
>> downtime, but when done, everything should act the same way it does
>> now. The way the email archive looks will change (as will the links to
>> old emails unfortunately).
>> If you have any other questions or comments, let me know.
>> Thanks,
>> Wesley
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