Ensembl UK shutdown – 8/9th January 2011

Owing to problems with our data centre cooling system, the Sanger network will be offline from around 4.30pm on Friday 7th January until the evening of Sunday 9th January (UK time).

This means that all UK-based Ensembl sites, including www.ensembl.org, archives and pre site, will be unavailable from late Friday afternoon until Monday morning.

However, you can still browse the genome using our US (Ensembl west & east) and Asia mirror sites. Services that depend on machines based in the UK, i.e. BLAST/BLAT and user logins, will be disabled during this time.

In the case of bacteria, fungi, metazoa, plants, and protists at www.ensemblgenomes.org, no mirror site is as of yet available. Those services will not be running over the weekend.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. A reminder will be sent out to the announce@ensembl.org mailing list, and on our Twitter feed, nearer the time.