New Storage Equipment
We are pleased to announce that new storage equipment has been ordered today. We should receive, install, and test it within the next two weeks. This upgrade is critical to allow orbit@home to continue operations and to keep growing beyond the volunteers base of 25,000 that we just recently reached. A grateful acknowledgement goes also to all the people that donates to this project, as this gives us the much needed flexibility to take care of unexpected project requirements such as this one.
The wait for the new hardware gives us a little more time to test the new features of the scientific application, including better validation across different operating systems and smaller output files. We plan to resume the creation of work units soon after the new storage goes online, first with small test batches, and then with large production batches.