If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to set your clocks ahead one hour, unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii, for Daylight Savings Time (sleep deprivation time).
It was brought to my attention that debian.eskimo.com was not reachable.
The firewall has been fixed, it should be reachable now.
It was also brought to my attention that rup debian.eskimo.com and rup scientific.eskimo.com did not work.
These also have been fixed.
In the News section, you’ll notice a new menu item, “Reviews“.
Click on that link and you’ll find a list of sites that have a listing of Eskimo North with reviews or at least a place for people to write a review.
I really appreciate all of you who have taken the time to take the survey and provide us with some feedback.
I’d like to ask you, if you feel so inclined, click on one or more sites on the Reviews page and take a few moments to write a review of Eskimo North and tell others about us.
Scientific and Debian are back online with much more reasonable core temperatures (they were running 200+ degress). The main issue was CPU voltage. “Auto” on Asus defaulted to 1.38v which was way too high. CPU is stable at 1.05v and MUCH cooler.
Physical id 0: +95.0°F (high = +176.0°F, crit = +208.4°F)
Core 0: +95.0°F (high = +176.0°F, crit = +208.4°F)
Core 1: +89.6°F (high = +176.0°F, crit = +208.4°F)
Core 2: +86.0°F (high = +176.0°F, crit = +208.4°F)
Core 3: +87.8°F (high = +176.0°F, crit = +208.4°F)
I set the CPU voltage too low for the machine to post so it is dead until I can get help to lift it out of the rack, open it up, and reset the BIOS to defaults. As a consequence, scientific and debian are down for the day. Please use shellx or eskimo in the meantime.
My wife and I are going back down this afternoon to try to get this thing working so if you call and nobody answers, please leave a message and if we survive this I’ll call you back when we return.
I am going to take the host for these two servers down for a short period to further attempt to resolve CPU overheating issues. These should be reasonably brief outages as I am going to attempt to adjust the CPU voltage in bios and then reboot, it may take multiple shots at this to find the lowest stable voltage.
I apologize for the lengthy interruption of service tonight. We worked on one machine that is running hot, and then installed an additional 4TB drive in Iglulik to provide more generation of backups of users home directories and mail as well as guest machine images.
We re-arranged everything in the rack to make future maintenance easier and accommodate growth.
The work on virtual which has the scientific and debian machines has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Saturday evening) into Sunday morning.
I am going to add an additional hard drive to Iglulik to provide more space for backup and to allow for expansion of the mail spool.
Late this evening (probably around 11pm), I will be taking virtual.eskimo.com, which hosts scientific.eskimo.com and debian.eskimo.com shell servers, down for maintenance.
I need to do this to troubleshoot CPU overheating issues on this machine. It is nearly identical to Iglulik in terms of hardware, but the CPU on Iglulik is barely above room temperature where the CPU on this box is barely below the boiling point of water. They are both i7-2600 CPUs.
I will suspend the guests before shutting down so that anything running on shutdown will be running again on start-up.
I neglected to adjust firewall rules to accommodate the new IP address so ssh / nx was broken. That has been corrected.