The URL, www-2.cs.cmu.edu, has been officially retired!
All web pages that use that URL can now be referenced by using the simpler www.cs.cmu.edu. All traffic intended for www-2.cs is automatically redirected to www.cs. You will be glad to know that doing a cut-and-paste of a URL from your browser address bar will no longer have any references to www-2. No user changes are required. It "just works." Over the next several months, we urge you to clean up any remaining references you have to www-2 -- no hurry, just whenever you can.
This change was activated last Tuesday, August 2, at 11:00 am. Things have been working well since then.
To accomplish this, we redesigned the overall architecture for hosting websites throughout SCS, and we replaced the web servers with newer, higher performing systems: 4x processor speed, 4x memory, and mirrored disks for improved reliability and availability.
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