www.ensembl.org down for 30 minutes on Friday 4-4:30

An urgent firmware update by sanger systems will result in downtime on the main site (www.ensembl.org) for 30 minutes (expected) at 4 PM UK time (BST) today, 9 September.  The services affected will be the websites (www.ensembl.org, archive sites, vega.sanger.ac.uk, pre.ensembl.org) and the MySQL servers (ensembldb.ensembl.org and martdb.ensembl.org).

Please use our mirror sites for web browsing and database queries.  The mirrors will be fully functional, apart from BLAST and user logins, and can be found here:

useast.ensembl.org, uswest.ensembl.org, or asia.ensembl.org

Thank you for your patience,

Ensembl Team