Likely due to a recent extremely heavy (and unusually rare) electrical storm, we’ve had some server issues last week. I thought we’d gotten them all but we see now that there’s an issue with foldingathome.org, which serves up both the Folding@home stats and project descriptions. While the stats are being accumulated on a separate server, fah-web is the web server that displays them to donors. I’ve taken a look at it and there’s a more serious issue with a particular server than I can take care of myself. I’ve filed a ticket with the sysadmin team. Best guess ETA on this being fixed is Monday at noon (assuming this is something simple).
The stats accounting is still going on and this appears to be just an issue with the web server (fah-web), so we expect that this resolution should be simple enough once our sysadmin team gets to this on Monday .
UPDATE Monday May 18 at 10am pacific time: We’ve got the machine back up and everything is looking good. It appears that the problem was the server was under heavy load post storm, leading to a PERQ reset under load, a longstanding issue, which causes filesystems fo go read-only or offline, with the start of the problem was May 16 19:21:52. We’re planning on buying new hardware to help here, especially since this hardware is on the older side now.