Monday, January 30, 2017

This Server Has Been Running Without Downtime Since 1993

They sure don't make stuff like they used to. Twenty four years without downtime? Stuff these days can't go twenty four days without something or another causing downtime.

A lot has changed in 24 years, but one thing hasn't: The Stratus server is still in operation and Hogan -- who works at steel products maker Great Lakes Works EGL in Dearborn Mich. -- continues to keep it that way. This is a fault tolerant server, which means that hardware components are redundant. Over the years, disk drives, power supplies and some other components have been replaced but Hogan estimates that close to 80% of the system is original.