Encyclopedia of Life folks made a truly glorious present to Global Names consisting of several Dell 710 servers which were used for running EOL at Harvard. Now, when site moved to Smithsoninan EOL donates some of these computers to GN, and 10 of them are already at Marine Biological Laboratory, waiting to be plugged to internet and electricity. Another truly amazing gift from EOL is 14 100gb hard drives which will run GN databases.
I feel happy warm and fuzzy – thank you EOL! I hope with this new hardware I will be able to increase GN capacity about 5x using current code! Next step – installing Chef, Docker, and GN applications to serve the biodiversity community.