[GAP Forum] Power cuts

Steve Linton sal at dcs.st-and.ac.uk
Fri Oct 13 14:03:26 BST 2006

Dear GAP Forum,

As many of you will have noticed, the GAP Website, FTP and mailing lists were
all out of action for four days last week (as was the CVS system used by the
developers).  This was due to a power failure to  the building housing all our
servers. Following a scheduled power outage on the Saturday they were unable
to turn power back on due to a problem with the switchgear. Power was
eventually restored late on the Tuesday by bringing in a large generator. 

Anyway, this email is first to apologize for the interruption to service and
secondly to warn that a further outage is scheduled for this coming Saturday
(October 14th) to attempt to reconnect us to the mains, and failing that to
move the generator to a less inconvenient place. All being well the
interruption should be limited to a few hours on Saturday afternoon (UK time). 

	Steve Linton

Steve Linton	School of Computer Science  &
      Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Computational Algebra
	     University of St Andrews 	 Tel   +44 (1334) 463269
http://www.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~sal	 Fax   +44 (1334) 463278   

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