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[Gnewsense-dev] Re: metad beta1 released

From: Daniel Clark
Subject: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: metad beta1 released
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 09:47:07 -0500
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Karl Goetz wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Dec 2009 15:15:27 +0200
> Lars Nooden <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Karl Goetz wrote:
>>> And incase someones interested, this involves keeping PPC hardware
>>> available, and on a high bandwidth connection.
>> Karl, what models are currently on the market and which one(s) would
>> be most useful?
> The last generation of PPC apple gear is still about, IBM still does
> power hardware, and I've heard there are other companies making new
> "consumer" gear, but I've not seen any.
>> There are a lot of different definitions for high bandwidth
>> connections. During the last year, I've seen some crow about 10Mb/s
>> as 'high-speed' What would be a high-bandwidth connection in this
>> context?
> 10Mb/s symetric would be the minimum I'd think (remember source goes
> down, and binaries+source go up).
> 100Mb/s symetric would be ideal.
>> /Lars

If anyone has space but not hardware, I'd guess IBM pSeries B50 (2u
rack-mount) would be pretty cheap on ebay these days (note I have no
idea if gNewSense/PowerPC will run on this box; in my IBMer days they
were really useful as OpenAFS servers, but that was under AIX).

If anyone has a mac mini powerpc (or perhaps some powerpc laptop) they'd
like to donate we could probably fit it in at the FSF colocation
facility (but I'd need to talk to people to confirm this would be cool).
(Again don't know about compatibility).

Daniel JB Clark   | Sys Admin, Free Software Foundation |

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