Update: Congratulations you’re now seeing the new OCW Search server!
Both the old and new servers will continue to operate simultaneously for a little while longer to ensure full propagation of the DNS entry.
Initial text of this post:
As some of you have noticed, the service has grown quite a bit and the server has had sporadic problems. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on a new set up to fix these issues and be the foundation of quite a few things I want to roll out over the next few months.
The new set up is pretty much ready and will be rolled out over the next few days. The switch will (should!) be seamless and the only things you’ll notice the good things this new set up brings. Beyond improved stability, look out for the speed improvements. Everything got reviewed and optimized based on real usage information. Particularly, if you use OCW Search extensively, pages will load a lot faster going forward. The backend code also got a few optimizations and there are more changes coming to make it even better.