Hardware

Server Decommission Donations

At this time we have closed submissions.  We have received well over 100 requests, and will not have enough servers to cover those, let alone more.  Thanks for the submissions!  ~ RobH @ 2011-06-18 @ 10:00 EST Due to the overwhelming response, we will unfortunately not be able to reply…

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Server Decommissioning Donations

We have been upgrading and adding new servers for capacity increases as we always do, unfortunately, thanks to the more updated tech, some of our older systems just are not worth the space in our racks.  These are servers that Wikimedia has used on the projects for 3+ years, so…

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Wikimedia donates servers to deserving non-profits.

Every year, Wikipedia usage goes upward, and every year the technical folks working and volunteering with Wikimedia have to plan, purchase, and implement new servers to keep up to the growing popularity of Wikipedia and its sister projects.  With the advances in computing, running 9 new application servers this year…

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Server Donation Entry Period Ending

Just to let folks know, we have had quite a large interest in our donation of some of our decommissioned servers.  In fact, I have way too many emails! So to be fair, rather than just stop today, we will stop accepting submissions for this next Monday, September 28th.  That…

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Server Donation Time Again!

It is that time again.  We have approx 35 servers to donate to a good home.  These are servers that Wikimedia has used on the projects for 3+ years, so they are out of warranty and just not fast enough for us to keep using on the cluster. The servers…

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PMTPA Router Reboot – Scheduled Downtime (Resolved)

Our primary router for the pmtpa cluster had to be rebooted today at 12:00 GMT.  A line card had died and needed replacing, and the system required a reboot for it to fully take effect.  Once that finished, CentralNotice was adding a lot of overhead and had to be disabled…

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Intermittent media server load problems

We’ve been seeing some general slowdowns in our image and media file serving recently, including some instances in the last couple days where the sites as a whole have been affected to the point of extreme slowness or temporary inaccessibility. Domas believes this is related to this reported problem with…

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WMF needs additional datacenter space

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking to add an additional US-Based site for their primary datacenter needs. The Projects are growing up, time to grow out a bit.

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Pretty Servers

Since we now have our own blog, we can do neat stuff like point out that we have photos of one of our new datacenter deployments. They are tagged on Commons with the Category of Wikimedia Servers. However, if you just want to see the new photos you can do…

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