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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: ASF hosted machines for TCK testing
Date Fri, 16 May 2008 18:54:22 GMT
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.



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.
> -David

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