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This site provides public access to the COREX/BEST algorithm for non-profit purposes. To find the relevant references, please see the history of the COREX/BEST algorithm.

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  • [Apr 19 2022 2:15 PM]: It has been awhile, but a hardware failure yesterday caused downtime and job loss. Affected users are being notified but it appears that there is no loss of stored data. Please resubmit lost jobs if desired and please notify us if something seems amiss. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
  • [Apr 6 2022 8:30 AM]: Notice: A planned Department network outage from 1-2 AM EST on Thursday, April 7, might temporarily affect the ability to connect.
  • [Oct 19 2021 8:30 AM]: Notice: due to a planned JHU power outage, the server will be down from approximately 5:45 pm Saturday 10/23 until Monday morning, 10/25. Please plan accordingly!
  • [Sep 2 2021 7:30 AM]: Remnants of Hurricane Ida cut the campus power last night and took down the server, but everything should be back to normal now.
  • [Jul 26 2021 1:25 PM]: WARNING! There is a planned Department power outage from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm tomorrow, Tuesday July 27. In the likely event that the server goes offline I will monitor the situation and hope to bring it back as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours. Thanks in advance for your patience.
  • [Jul 16 2021 7:45 AM]: A power glitch during the evening of July 14-15 brought everything running down with it. The system is back up and affected users have been contacted.
  • [Mar 2 2021 2:00 PM]: Notice: A planned Department network outage from 5-7 PM EST on Thursday, March 4, might affect the ability to connect. As power interruption is not expected, hopefully jobs will run normally during the window and you may re-join your workspace afterwards.
  • [Feb 3 2021 8:30 PM]: A hard disk physical failure on Thursday, January 28, exacerbated by increased JHU coronavirus access restrictions, was the cause of the downtime. As far as I can tell, no jobs or user data was affected but please contact me if something seems amiss. Thanks!
  • [Jan 12 2021 11:00 AM]: Notice: University plans intermittent power outages for Saturday, January 16. My current information is that the server will not be affected, but one never knows until it happens. :) I will monitor events and take action if necessary.
  • [Jan 4 2021 2:15 PM]: Notice: A planned Department network outage from 6-8 PM EST on Thursday, January 7, might affect the ability to connect. As power interruption is not expected, hopefully jobs will run normally during the window and you may re-join your workspace afterwards.
  • [Dec 18 2020 6:30 AM]: A power glitch, possibly winter-weather related, took us offline between 1-2 pm on December 16. No jobs or data seem to have been affected, apologies for the temporary outage.
  • [Dec 9 2020 9:00 PM]: Despite heroic repairs, the "new" motherboard did not live very long, but a heretofore unknown replacement board was fortunately discovered after about 1 month of downtime. We are out of replacements at this point, but please use the server while it lasts. Happy Holidays!
  • [Nov 11 2020 9:00 PM]: Dead motherboard on 11/4 took everything running down with it, but after heroic repairs the server is now back online. Thanks for your patience with our aged technology! :)
  • [Sep 1 2020 8:00 PM]: Yet another (different) catastrophic equipment failure on Thursday evening, August 28, caused the unexpected downtime. Sorry for the interruption but hopefully we are back in service.
  • [Aug 14 2020 8:30 PM]: Hopefully the server is back online without ill effects after an unexpected catastrophic equipment failure earlier in the week. Please contact us if anything seems wrong or missing.
  • [Jul 9 2020 8:00 AM]: The server was rebooted due a technical emergency. Affected users have been contacted and the server appears to be back online, functioning normally.
  • [Mar 24 2020 12:35 PM]: There was a brownout on campus at 10 AM this morning. As far as I can tell there were no jobs affected and data integrity is safe. Please contact me if you see anything wrong. Thanks!
  • [Feb 25 2020 9:00 AM]: IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! Due to an accidental corruption of the credentials database, less than 100 accounts created within the last two years have had their passwords temporarily reset, to the first name as given by the account holder. If you cannot access your account, please try this first. If you still cannot gain access, please contact me. Once you have logged into your account, you may of course use the password change feature if desired. (All protein data is safe.) I plan to personally contact those that I think are affected, but this may take several days.