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From Kevan Miller <kevan.mil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ASF hosted machines for TCK testing
Date Thu, 15 May 2008 13:55:46 GMT

On May 14, 2008, at 10:32 AM, Jason Dillon wrote:

> On May 14, 2008, at 2:35 AM, Kevan Miller wrote:
>> On May 13, 2008, at 1:25 PM, Jason Dillon wrote:
>>> 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.
>
> Um... that is not what I had understood, I was under the impression  
> that AMD donated them to the Geronimo project for TCK mucky muckski.


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).

--kevan

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