[Foss4g2009] Specs for a machine for the CCIP?
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 17:27:41 EST 2009
The VM technology has not been specified yet. I've heard a number of
people speak up for VMWare and we will try to get VMWare to load us a
license for the conference in return for marketing.
* I'm hoping that all virtual installs can be active for the duration of
the conference. Is that a realistic expectation from based on hardware
Re adding other servers:
I expect this to be an area of debate. Our requirements are:
1. Demonstrate interoperability
2. Allow side by side comparison of applications (some vendors might not
like this). Specifically, make hardware specs equal so we can focus on
3. Provide a legacy testbed which can be passed on to future conferences
with minimal re-configuration
So maybe we will ask all vendors to build their image on a virtual
server, but that they can bring their own server as well, or purchase
their own server if they wish.
Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> For background the CCIP is defined here:
>> Basically: One server with multiple virtual machines
>> As yet, we have not defined our hardware requirements, and everything
>> is on the table as an option. (Especially since my experience with
>> hardware is largely limited to installing linux on computers I've
>> found in dumpsters).
>> So please speak up with all the advise you can fire at us.
> Ah, OK. Is there a defined VM technology? VMWare seems to be the most
> widely supported and well known. Presumably Win32 (perhaps XP?) VM
> instances will be available as well as 32bit linux instances?
> Assuming that not all of the instances really need to be active at once,
> I would hope that the memory requirements will not be the sum of the
> memory requirements of the VMs. Hopefully you would get at least 8GB
> of RAM which should be enough to have several active VMs with fairly
> beefy software running.
> Ultimately, I hope you will keep an option for some participants to
> their own server that can be plugged into the network but I do like the
> convenience of a multi-VM main server as long as it is beefy enough.
> Best regards,
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