[OSGeo-Discuss] Mac Pro collocation for OSGeo

Chris Puttick chris.puttick at thehumanjourney.net
Fri Aug 21 04:53:48 PDT 2009

If anyone has a use for it, we can provide space, protected power and a connection (probably in our new French office which has more spare bandwidth, but we can get it from here to France). Not quite colo quality, but should be enough for while. We'd have to restrict bandwidth still, so depends what you think it would need bandwidth-wise.



----- "Mateusz Loskot" <mateusz at loskot.net> wrote:

> Folks,
> I have a pretty powerful workstation that I'd like to
> connect to OSGeo infrastructure, somehow. It is: Mac Pro with
> 2 x Intel Xeon 2.66GHz (5150, "Woodcrest", dual core)
> 5 GB RAM
> 1.5 TB HDD
> If I'll manage to find a new home for my machine, I want to
> extent RAM to 16 GB and get one or more TB of HDD.
> I'm looking for possibility of collocation my machine
> somewhere in UK (not necessarily in London), so it can be
> permanently connected to OSGeo infrastructure.
> Unfortunately, I am not able to connect this machine from home
> and keep connected 24/7.
> I would be delighted to make it available for OSGeo projects
> and their development purposes like Buildbot, scheduled builds,
> software
> testing, etc.
> The only personal use of this machine I would like to be able to do
> is...development and software testing of OSGeo software I work with
> plus I'd like to keep some personal backups there (disks are getting
> cheap, so it shouldn't be a problem to extent to tens of TB
> in near future). OS X Leopard and license for Parallels VM software
> is
> included.
> When I was working in Poland, I was successfully running 3-4 systems
> on
> that Mac (ie. unstable Debian, stable Ubuntu and 2 x Windows) to
> crunch
> scheduled builds.
> I tried to find collocation service in Poland or UK but prices like
> ~100 GBP/month are too high to pay for the purposes I'd like to
> dedicate my machine to.
> So, if anyone knows a data centre in UK that would be interested
> in "rescuing" the wasted CPU cycles of my machine resting in the box
> please let me know. I think providing collocation could be a nice
> way to sponsor OSGeo by contributing some nice hardware option :-)
> Currently, the machine rests in box in my flat in Poland
> (I live in London, UK). If I find a place for it, I'll ship
> it from PL to UK.
> A few pictures of the machiewne:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/mloskot/sets/72157602734463745/
> Best regards,
> Mateusz
> p.s. I cross-posted this message to both, discuss at lists.osgeo.org
> and uk at lists.osgeo.org.
> -- 
> Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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