Friday, January 26, 2024

We have been working with Atipa, our vendor, and other ITS groups to prepare for the expansion of Argon this winter. The bulk of the order was placed before the holidays and we are tentatively planning for the vendor to be onsite for the physical installation sometime near the beginning of April. The systems will need to be integrated into the cluster and we are optimistically targeting having that completed in late April if the physical deployment stays on schedule. We have been experiencing some supply chain difficulties with some components of the purchase and the vendor has been working with us to navigate those challenges.

Due to the timing of the expansion, we have shifted our normal maintenance (normally in February). The date we have planned is March 27. We intend to perform several updates that we believe will help with the later integration of the new hardware into Argon.