Fri Oct 28 10:22:20 PDT 2005 — New News Cluster. Our new news cluster will be put into service early next week. It is a massive upgrade from the existing news.sonic.net, built on a total of six AMD Opteron servers with nearly 30 Terabyte of local spool storage on over 90 SCSI and SATA disks. In addition to the local spools, the news reader servers have full access to a commercial news provider to ensure full completion. For more details on the new news cluster’s hardware and configuration please see news://news.sonic.net/sonic.net
An brief history of our local news servers can be found in the following MOTD entries. Every disk in the new spool servers is larger than the complete capacity of the current news server.
Shortly after the new news cluster has been promoted to handle news.sonic.net, access to newscene.sonic.net will be discontinued. We also expect to discontinue access to supernews.sonic.net in the near future but do not yet have a firm date set.
While we have tried to keep article numbering matched on the new cluster you may need to unsubscribe and resubscribe to get the correct list of articles from the server. This should not be a problem if you only read sonic.*, ba.* or sonoma.* where the full archives have been migrated from the old server.
Special thanks is due to Joe Greco for all his help with the turn up of the new cluster. -Kelsey and Nathan