Those wanting access to pja-satyr.projectalpha.co.uk over the past couple of days will by now have noticed that access requests by the server are being declined.
I woke up at 4:50am on Tuesday to the box running with its fans at full pelt and a worrysome sensation in my chest. Our little trouper has indeed passed away; it looks as though it is a processor failure, perhaps caused by a motherboard malfunction. All parts of the machine still fire up upon boot, but the fans are racing more than is healthy and the BIOS doesn't boot, either CPU or FSB failure.
As regards to the disks, I have no reason to believe there is any disk damage at the present moment. All data on the machine seems to be ALEKSI related anyway, aside from *tugs on collar* some Skrooge reports. We will be working on a fix for the l'il rascal in due course. Perhaps we can get a machine that will support more VMs than this one?
Please bear with us during this time and thank you for your patience.
The Project Alpha Service Team