PotBS Rack Upgrade

Vision’s 2020 hardware refresh is complete, and we are ready to release the new Game Installer, restore access to the Test Server and begin setting up for the total switch-over of all players to the new version of the game, Version 2.17.  

The latest server to be brought online to support both the launch of PotBS v2.17 and upcoming development is a 96-Core Dell PowerEdge R830 with 768 GB of RAM and dual Hot-Swap 1200 Watt Power Supplies. It has been upgraded with a fast LSI 16i 12G RAID Controller driving sixteen 1.92 TB SAS-12 SSDs in a RAID-60 Array.

This new server is connected on the back end to Vision’s Dual Redundant 40 Gbps InfiniBand internal network and faces the outside world on a Dual Redundant 10 Gbps XFP Fiber connection. The addition of this new server was accompanied by a brand-new 48-port 10 Gbps XFP Fiber Switch to the rack. With this latest upgrade in place, PotBS is ready for 2021 and many years to come.