In doing a re-inventory prior to the IOO chassis installation, I re-discovered we had a missing interface board that goes in an IO chassis. This board connects the chassis to the computer and lets them talk to each other. After going to Downs we remembered Alex had taken a possibly broken interface board back to downs for testing.
Apparently the results of that testing was it was broken. This was about 2.5 months ago and unfortunately it hadn't been sent back for repairs or a replacement ordered. Its my fault for not following up on that sooner.
I asked Rolf what the plan for the broken one was. His response was they were planning on repairing it, and that he'd have it sent back for repairs today. My guess the turn around time for that is on the order of 3-4 weeks (based on conversations with Gary), however it could be longer. This will affect when the last IO chassis (LSC) can be made fully functional. I did however pickup the 100 foot fiber cable for going between the LSC chassis and the LSC computer (which will be located in 1X3).
As a general piece of information, according to Gary the latest part number for these cards is OSS-SHB-ELB-x4/x8-2.0 and they cost 936 dollars (latest quote).