Apollo and Borel will undergo hardware changes on Thursday, December 22 at 12 AM EST (-0500 GMT). Servers will be down for ~20 minutes each to make changes.

Apollo will receive a dual-core to quad-core upgrade to further assess our new hosting platform capabilities. Apollo has in extreme situations become CPU bound – exceeding the processing capabilities of its current dual-core arrangement. Processor speed will be upgraded from 2x 2 GHz dual-core Xeon processors to 2x 3 GHz quad-core Xeon processors.

Borel has been reportingĀ SCSI I/O timeouts despite disk consistency checks passing. This behavior is typical of a faulty backplane cable that will be replaced on Thursday.

Dec 22: Apollo CPU upgrade, Borel hardware maintenance