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#1 Island and #2 Center are moving, yet again, on June 1st, 6 AM EST

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The longer story 

Recently (May 9th), as part of a bigger plan to upgrade most of our Ark servers to 9th gen Intel, theoretically giving them a ~30 % performance improvement and less save lags, I’ve moved #1 Island and #2 Center to a new box.

However, after this box started getting some load, I noticed abnormally high temperatures. And when a CPU detects a high enough temperature, it starts throttling itself down to a lower speed, impacting performance. In the last few weeks I’ve been in contact with our server provider to see if they can fix the temperature issue. They’ve checked the fans, reapplied thermal paste, temperatures improved a bit, but not enough (see that blue line in the picture, that’s not good).

In the meantime, #14 Pat Valguero is launched on another box with the same configuration, and when I fully load that server, I don’t see the temperature issues on that box. So, the recommendation of our server provider is to switch us from the misbehaving box to another one.

Which means I’ll have to move Island and Center once again, hopefully for the last time in a while. I will move #1 Island and #2 Center to its permanent place, on Monday, June 1st, around 6-8 AM EST. After that, our server provider will switch the faulty box out with another one, and if that box behaves, I can start moving / upgrading other Ark servers, of which I will post an announcement well in advance. I will add this to the event calendar, and rotate a message on both servers again, announcing the move. Sorry for the inconvenience, and for the wall of text, but I wanted to provide you with a proper explanation!

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