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From Joe Bohn <joe.b...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: ASF hosted machines for TCK testing
Date Fri, 16 May 2008 19:22:56 GMT
Jason Dillon wrote:
> eh, might as well pull the kids out now... not sure what to do with 
> them, but eh, at the least sell them on ebay and buy me a beer.
> 
> :-P
> 
> --jason
> 
> 
> On May 17, 2008, at 1:47 AM, David Blevins wrote:
> 
>>
>> On May 15, 2008, at 8:31 AM, Matt Hogstrom wrote:
>>
>>>> Well, you can't donate to 'Geronimo' per se only to the ASF. I 
>>>> wasn't involved directly in this, but I believe the heritage for the 
>>>> machines is AMD -> IBM. IBM people used the machines for their 
>>>> geronimo work (including GBuild).
>>>
>>> I worked with AMD to acquire these systems.  When we got the systems 
>>> from AMD they agreed to provide them for the use of the GBuild 
>>> project and were never in a corporate owner's asset list.  I provided 
>>> AMD with the ship to address (which I think was David Blevins) so 
>>> continuing to use them for the Geronimo is totally in line with what 
>>> the original intention was.
>>>
>>> I think the machines would be fine except that they are now about 
>>> 4-years old and had some issues that Jason struggled with so they may 
>>> not be highly dependable.  As far as Lights Out Management I suspect 
>>> that the this means that we would likely plug them into a remote 
>>> power management unit so they can be power cycled remotely and not 
>>> require any manual intervention.  I don't know if these machines 
>>> would qualify for that kind of support.  We'll need to investigate that.
>>>
>>> Is someone tracking them down and do we have a current inventory on 
>>> what they are?
>>
>> Just a note on these AMD machines, butters and bebe.  They're still in 
>> the US Simula (now Exist) colo and unless we have another place to put 
>> them they'll eventually be shipped off to Hong Kong where the new 
>> Exist colo is.  They're still up and running, just have no public IPs.
>>
>> The two Dell U1 servers (stan and kyle)  I own are sitting in my 
>> closet and I'd be happy to hand them over to the ASF.  I offered them 
>> before, but the lack of power in the cage was really the issue.  Happy 
>> to throw them back into the pot if we can get that worked out.

 From what I understand power is still an issue.  Apparently space is 
also a problem at the current data center.  There is talk that they 
might have to get space at another data center, new cage, etc.. to host 
these machines.  I guess we'll hear more once we submit a request.

Joe

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