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Disruptions to cluster pages

The cluster pages will be unavailable until Sunday evening due to issues with the server, outside of our control.

Apologies for the disruptions, we hope everything will be back to normal soon.

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Improvements in speed of display

Third-party registered  image stacks, such as the FlyCircuit neurons and lineage clones  now load much quicker on our Viewer. We hope these improvements enable users to look at the registered images, even when using a slower internet connection.

In 2 to 3 weeks, we will be adding even more image stacks to the site, so stay tuned!

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The changes are over

We are pleased to announce that all planned work on releasing 3D third party stack data for this release is now finished.

The FlyCircuit neurons and Tzumin Lee’s clones are now fully operational on the new, faster and more reliable server.

We are now back to business as usual and have more exciting stuff in the pipeline, including lots more 3D third party stacks for next month’s release.

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Planned server migration

We plan to migrate our site to a new server within the following two days. We need to do so to improve site speed and stability.

From the user point of view, nothing will change – the site will be available at its current address and all the functionality will remain the same.

We expect short periods of intermittent site availability problems while the DNS (domain name service) is being propagated – depending on your location and ISP type.

Shall you notice something unusual with the site over the coming two days please try to refresh the page(s) or try again later.

We will try to keep disruption to a minimum. Should everything go smooth our users are unlikely to even notice anything in most cases.

 

 

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Server functionality issues and planned downtime

We are carrying out work on releasing clone data. This requires updates to crucial components of the server. As a result, the server is running limited functionality at the moment and we expect short periods of downtime over the following day or two.

Full server functionality will be restored shortly, and we will follow that with an announcement with details of all our new features. Watch this space.

 

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IIP3D upgrade – v 1.0.1

We have upgraded the IIP3D server (the software that renders 3D stacks for our viewer) to the most recent version 1.0.1.

This upgrade provides slightly faster rendering, keeps us abreast with the release cycle of the IIP3D software, but most importantly, it provides new features required for for rendering user and third party stacks.

This upgrade is an important stepping stone in preparation for releasing images of clones, neurons and GAL4 lines on our stack browser. The release of the first batch of this image data to our stack browser is now imminent.

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Recent development and planned downtime

We have been quiet for a while – this was due to the large volume of new development.

Here are the recent highlights:

  1. Tzumin Lee clone data is now all ready and integrated
  2. FlyCircuit neurons are ready for our 3D stack viewer
  3. Recent version of Chado (07/05/13)has been deployed on the test server and is used for third party stack integration (#1&2)
  4. Updated ontology to comply with the recent Chado

All of the above is now being extensively tested and we expect to see it live shortly.

We plan downtime and partial service disruption next week, that will be required to release recent developments and upgrade storage on the server.

 

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Planned downtime 21 March 2013

We are currently deploying the most recent version of FlyBase database and the ontology, which will result in intermittent downtime intervals some time today.

We’ll try to keep the site disruption to a minimum.

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