Society for Economic Dynamics sponsors new server for IDEAS

IDEAS just moved to a new server sponsored by the Society for Economic Dynamics. The old server, which was sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut had been running almost flawlessly since October 2002, but was starting to get overwhelmed by the amount of material now in RePEc and by the heavy traffic and number crunching it entails. While the amount of material more than tripled, the complexity of the data increased much more than that, given the links with authors, references, citations, JEL codes, NEP reports, rankings, institutions, publication compilations, and reading lists.

The new server has more computational power, more memory and especially more disk space. As before, it is hosting IDEAS, EDIRC and QM&RBC. It also hosts the website of the Society of Economic Dynamics, which is willing to sponsor it as it was looking for space to host the datasets and program codes used for articles published in the Review of Economic Dynamics. The server is also set up to provide limited emergency support in case another RePEc service is failing. The hosting continues to be provided by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut. In particular, Tim Ruggieri from the CLAS Computer Support Group helped with the configuration of the server.

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