From the up and running website.
Information about the recent downtime:
As many of you may have noticed, rpc1.org was down for about a week, starting last Tuesday, because of a corrupted boot record that prevented the server from booting up. We (mostly >NIL: Wink) have fixed the problem, and hopefully, we will not be seeing a downtime of this length again in the future.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this downtime.