ROCKPro64 Cluster Move June 5-10

Lukasz Erecinski Jun 5. 2020 15

The process of moving our end-user services to the ROCKPro64 cluster will be taking place in the coming days (5-10 June). I am not going to pretend like this is the best time for the move to be taking place, since it is not. Many users are relying on our infrastructure for information and community support, particular now that people are receiving their devices and many more are waiting for their units to ship. But things are what they are, and we have a strict deadline we need to adhere to.

In practice, this means that at different times during this move key parts of the infrastructure will be down. This includes: the forum, the Wiki, the chats bridge and IRC,  portions of the support system, PINE Installer mirrors as well as this website. It is not possible for me to say with certainty when exactly each of these community-facing services will be moved nor how long it will be down for. Obviously we’ll aim to complete the process as quickly and painlessly as possible but unpredictable things can, and likely will, happen.

I’ll do my best to give you a heads-up when portions of the system are scheduled to go down for maintenance on Twitter and Mastodon. I’ll also issue notices in the news section of the forums.

Lastly, I’d like to note that the PINE store and ticket filing system, as well as our info and support emails will remain operational though the entire server move.

Thank you in advance for your patience.

[edit June 11, 2020] All key community based infrastructure has now been moved to the cluster. Moreover, the move went went surprisingly well and without any major hiccup.

In the coming weeks and months we’ll be adding more services to the cluster. I have already spoken to FireTwoOneNine about writing a short blog post about the cluster, its present utilization and future applications in the project.

Lastly, I’d like to thank all those who offered advise and were directly involved in this project.

15 responses to “ROCKPro64 Cluster Move June 5-10”

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    Jak ja się cieszę, że nikt tu nie robi czarnych stron (jak np. nodejs).
    Nie ma żadnego poparcia dla przestępczych działań antify (i innych też).

    To oaza normalności. W czasach gdy intel i AMD popiera rasistowskie
    działania (rasizm przeciw białym) cieszę się, że moge kupić sprzęt
    komputerowy bez całej tej ideologicznej nowomowy. Po prostu dlatego, że
    jest dobry. Bo każde życie ma znaczenie i te nienarodzone i te
    niepełnosprawne i polskie i białoruskie i czeskie i chilijskie i inne.
    Like I’m glad nobody here makes black pages (like nodejs)
    There is no support for antifa criminal activities (and others too).

    It’s an oasis of normality. At a time when intel and AMD support racist
    action (racism anty white) I’m glad to buy equipment
    a computer without all this ideological novelty. Just because
    is good. Because every life has meaning and the unborn and those
    small, old and Polish and Belarusian and Czech and Chilean and others.

    sometimes life happens ,this same thing happend to att years ago , big sever change coencided with number porting hard deadline ,the resulting chaos caused att share price to tumble and cingular forced a buyout but kept att brand … just keep your head down and go fast it will get better ,,, good luck

    Dominik says:

    Thanks for transparency about the move! Thanks for move to better jurisdiction and for using this amazing cluster instead of some common vendor machines! Thanks to You are all amazing and really deserve me as a customer! (-: keep on doing the right things

    Adam Gausmann says:

    > the PINE store […] will remain operational though the entire server move.

    It doesn’t seem to be doing so well at the moment, it’s loading slowly and sometimes timing out.

    send email not write comment
    or login to matrix/riot

    Its true ? PineBook old 99$ version will be avaiable for 2 weeks?

    Ostatnio czytałem recenzję PineBooka, czas ładowania jest dłuuuuugi i jest to wadą.

    Może jest szansa by zrobić mod do obudowy i wstawić tam power bank od xiaomi? Ostatnio zrobili wersję 30Ah.
    (kanciasta) albo 2 sztuki (wtedy trzeba by zrobić moduł do ładowania najpierw jednego potem drugiego elementu. Zyskało by się pojemność i czas ładowania.

    Kolejna wersja mogła by mieć FPGA, który można było by podłączyc do karty wifi czy zamienić inne bloby z systemu. A jeśli ktoś by chciał mógłby testować risc-v czy emulowac stare konsole na ułamku zasobów prądowych, które inaczej zjadły by cały zapas energii.

    Czy nowe wersje laptopa będą miały lepsza klawiature i nowe procesory intela? Comet Lake mogło by to rozwiązać problemy kompatybilności i … dodac kolejne.
    Klawiatura w każdym razie to najważniejszy obecnie projekt. Wiele osób przeprogramowuje podświetlanie klawiszy by uzyskać informacje (np. jaki jest aktualnie używany obszar roboczy czy przyszla poczta itd)
    Porządna klawiatura z większa ilością klawiszy i może niewielki wyświetlacz jak w projektach z88 czy podobnych pozwoliło by przenieść normalne programowanie i normalną pracę w terminalu na zupełnie inny poziom wygody. Do tego jeśli by w tej klawiaturze zmieścił się mały komputer (włączany odrębnie tylko w razie konieczności) mielibysmy mobilny dysk , proste narzędzie do ssh i możliwość przeniesienia sesji między różnymi lokalizacjami.

    Sebastian says:


    possible that we will see some more pics of this cluster?
    Some statistics about usage like ‘load average’? Throughput?
    How does the system recognize a faulty board? Does it automatically send a reboot instruction?


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