Donating some cycles to the build farm
scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 17:45:44 GMT 2008
Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 05:35:38AM -0500, Scott Lovenberg wrote:
>> I'd like to donate some spare cycles that I've got to the build farm;
>> would someone kindly direct me as to whom it is that I should contact to
>> make this happen?
> Well, we have plenty of cycles. If you have an exotic
> platform, then it would be very interesting. But there are
> already quite a few Linux boxes in the build farm, so the
> additional value of one more is not too big.
> Don't get me wrong, I appreciate your offer, but for the
> build farm we're mostly interested in platforms we don't yet
> What's the platform you can offer?
Well, if you want exotic, I've got a somewhat recent copy of Plan9 in my
archive somewhere ;). Well, it's a livecd, and I've never booted it -
but it's still in my possession and I'm gonna' boot the thing after I
complete my "languages I have to try at least once before I die... so
that I can feel justified for every time someone told me about them and
I told them a thing or two about Real Programmers!"
Seriously, though, I'm a software development student, so I've got a
little bit of everything. Currently, I'm running with a BlueWhite64-12
box (it's OK, no one has ever heard of it) which is an unofficial 64 bit
Slackware-12. On the hardware side it's an Opteron 146.
I'm also running Slackware-12 proper (well, stripped - but it's got
everything I need; ssh, vi, libs and a compiler on board - Real
Programmers don't need GUIs!) on a 900 MHz Duron.
I've got a PPC G3 running OS X.
Furthermore, my "I just did something really stupid while logged in as
root and I need a box to replace it" box is currently running Gentoo
based Sabayon-3.4F. Granted, not many enterprises are running gentoo ;).
In my distro archive I've got:
The usual suspects as far as EL goes - CentOS, SuSe, etc.
Slackware 10.2 - 12.0, mirrored with 64 bit BlueWhite64 versions
NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD.
Plan9 (no, I really wasn't kidding about that ;) )
And the usual suspects in desktop distro (Shiny Object Syndrome) and
obscure distro categories.
I guess the question I should be asking you is, what do you need? I
would really like to give back to a community that has given me so much.
If you've got something in mind that you need, I can probably whip
something up. Provided you don't want it compiled on a abacus - they
have really high latency and low throughput!
If you've got the blueprint, I'll try to supply the toolbox and man
power. Let me know.
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