Substantial system upgrades, installation of new hardware and
other changes will take place at CCR over the next few months and
throughout 2015. The first, and most noteworthy, being the
installation of a new 3 Petabyte high performance file system that
should have more than 20 times the performance of our existing file
system (in addition to 5 times greater storage capacity).
Installation of the new storage system along with the other changes
that are summarized below will necessitate downtimes at CCR in
which our production systems (clusters, networking, and storage)
will be offline. We are doing everything we can to
schedule these with a minimum disruption in our services.