Latest cluster news

It took about fifteen hours for one of the new disk shelves to initialize (if you are interested, it's a Dell MD1000 with fifteen Hitachi 1000GB disks, configured with fourteen in a RAID-6 with one hotspare). I'm in the process of putting a filesystem on that shelf now, which could take a day.

I also worked with Jason Webster yesterday to clear out one of the racks in the Kanwisher computer room (but we ran into some snags, like not having a rack shelf to put the transplanted servers onto). Meanwhile, our rack is still in transit, so I'll probably end up hosting the stuff in 1161 for a while.

Short story is we should have ~11TB of disk online early next week.