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From Kevan Miller <kevan.mil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ASF hosted machines for TCK testing
Date Tue, 13 May 2008 19:35:15 GMT

On May 13, 2008, at 1:25 PM, Jason Dillon wrote:

> On May 13, 2008, at 10:42 PM, Joe Bohn wrote:
>> Right I was running 2 very beefy machines manually in a dedicated  
>> fashion with no automation.  If we want something to share,  
>> multiple VM images, and multiple concurrent tests then it would  
>> need to be a bit more robust than what I was using.  So I was  
>> planning to ask for 4 multi-core machines (need to do some research  
>> on CPU capacity) and 3-4 GB RAM each.  I'll include that we could  
>> get by with just 2 machines for a time while we work out the  
>> automation/sharing issues.
>>
>> I sent a note asking for some clarification on what they are  
>> looking for in a proposal and an example (if available).  I'd like  
>> for whatever we request to be in line with most of their other  
>> systems in terms of OS level/version, VM software, etc...  so that  
>> we can avoid the "one off" issue they list while still getting a  
>> system that can support our testing needs.
>
> What happened to the AMD systems which were heating up my apartment  
> last year?  2 4x (dual core) 16g machines with nice RAID cards,  
> etc... ?

Those machines are owned by IBM. IBM would be happy to donate them to  
the ASF. However, they then become a potential support annoyance/ 
headache/migraine for Infra. IIUC, it's simpler, more manageable, etc  
to buy new, standard hardware and roll it into mainstream ASF  
infrastructure.

--kevan

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