Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Loan Chassis, and his sidekick, "Simplicity"

Well, our lives got a lot easier today with the news that we will indeed be getting a loaner T640 from Juniper to help out with the transition. Sounds like we'll have it for four months. It removes the need to hot-cut New York and allows us to do the install a bit sooner to be ready for the new circuits. The order is now:

  • Chicago - November
  • New York - November
  • Washington D.C.
  • Atlanta
  • Indianapolis removal (ship to New York)
  • Kansas City
  • Houston
  • Salt Lake City
  • Denver removal
  • Seattle
  • Los Angeles
  • Sunnyvale removal

I think we can do DC pretty quickly after the I2 MM. There's some talk about doing it beforehand, but that means changing the network configuration the week before the member meeting, which is something we'd like to avoid. It doesn't get us much in terms of capability and would really force us to move too quickly after the first route is handed over November 17th. Remember that Supercomputing and Thanksgiving bring everything to a complete halt during November!