This is a message alerting you of planned downtime for the Saccharomyces Genome Database resources for the week of November 27, 2012.
Many SGD tools and resources will be unavailable from Tuesday afternoon, November 27th, until Thursday, November 29th because we will be moving our entire computing operation to a newly opened data center on Stanford campus. This new data center will provides a very robust environment including a more secure facility, a faster network, and a backup generator in the event of a power failure. There is also plenty of room for expansion. All of these features were missing from our current computing facility.
During the downtime you will be able to search the main SGD database at <http://www.yeastgenome.org>. However, many tools and pages, including the following, will be unavailable: Pathway Tools, YeastMine, Downloads/FTP, SPELL, GBrowse, Textpresso, and the wiki.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as we make this major improvement at SGD to enhance our service to research for the future.
Please contact us at [hidden email] if you have any questions or concerns.
J. Michael Cherry, Ph.D. | Associate Professor (Research)
Department of Genetics | Stanford University
Postal: 300 Pasteur Drive | Stanford, CA 94305-5120
Office: 1501 S. California Ave. | Palo Alto, CA 94304-5577