I also think TUNA will be interested in these servers. In Fedora Chinese
Community, we mainly using shared resources in order to avoid finding
data centers (and the cost$). While TUNA host servers directly in their
campus, and they do hold *a lot* of mirrors for various Linux
distributions. They, and the linux community in China, will certainly
benefit a lot from additional hardware.
On 06/26/2016 02:06 AM, Alick Zhao wrote:
> Hi Konstantin and Ryan,
> Thanks for the big give away!
> Although I have left Beijing and am now based in US, I still consider
> myself part of the communities there, mostly Fedora community, BLUG,
> and TUNA.
> I think TUNA from Tsinghua University will be most interested in those
> servers. Recently they seem to meet server capacity issues, and
> acquiring those (if possible) could be a great help. I'm sure they do
> have someone who can pick the machines up. I'm CCing Justin Wong,
> current leader of TUNA. He should be able to give more decisive inputs
> on this side.
> IIRC Fedora Chinese community and BLUG are now also using cloud-based
> solutions for their projects. Everyone from the list, please correct
> me if I am wrong.
> PS: I'd be very happy to help coordinating the transfer and coming up
> with good usage of these machines in the future.
> Thanks and Gig' em!
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 12:21 PM, Konstantin Ryabitsev
> <icon(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> Sorry for a message unrelated to Fedora, and sorry for using English! :)
>> The Linux Foundation had a small hardware lab in Beijing used for Code
>> Aurora hosting (codeaurora.org
). We have replaced this lab with a cloud
>> solution, but we do not want to bring these servers back to the U.S.. They
>> are 3 years old and out of Dell warranty, but except for a few bad hard
>> drives, there is nothing wrong with them. We would like to give them away
>> to someone in Beijing if the data centre where they are hosted right now
>> does not want to keep them (we have not received a definite answer yet).
>> If we cannot leave them with the Data Centre, does anyone on this list want
>> them? You would have to come pick them up from the hotel in Beijing between
>> June 28 and June 30, when Ryan, the member of our team travelling to
>> Beijing, comes to shut down the hardware lab:
>> Holiday Inn Express
>> NO. 1 Building, NO. 10 Courtyard
>> Ronghua South Road, Daxing, 100176 Daxing
>> These are the servers:
>> Two Dell PowerEdge R620 systems:
>> - Dual 6-core E5-2640 Intel Xeon processors
>> - 32 GB RAM
>> - 4 x 133GB 10K RPM SAS hard drives
>> Two Dell PowerEdge R720 systems:
>> - Dual 8-core E5-2670 Intel Xeon processors
>> - 64 GB RAM
>> - 8 x 900GB 10K RPM SAS hard drives (some of them with errors)
>> Please email us directly at konstantin(a)linuxfoundation.org and
>> rday(a)linuxfoundation.org if you are interested and can come pick them up on
>> those dates.