We are pleased to announce the public availability of a second Ensembl mirror in the USA. This can be found at http://useast.ensembl.org/ . This provides a fully functional Ensembl website, but there are some things to note which I’ve listed below.
We don’t automatically redirect users to the new mirror, although we have plans for this in future. So for now you’ll need to explicitly visit http://useast.ensembl.org/ to access it.
If you use the login functionality, your existing login will work on http://useast.ensembl.org/ , although configuration changes will not be reflected between sites. We plan to support shared logins very soon.
We don’t yet offer the Biomart or BLAST/BLAT services on the new mirror; these will come in the near future. We currently have no plans to offer a US-based MySQL mirror, so you should continue use ensembldb.ensembl.org for MySQL queries.
We’re very keen to hear your experiences with this new mirror, particularly from our US users, please use the Helpdesk in the first instance, or contact me directly. We also have advanced plans for mirrors in other parts of the world, so stay tuned!