[OpenAFS] Hardware Grants from Sun

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Thu, 22 Feb 2007 19:54:09 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 22 Feb 2007, Jeffrey Altman wrote:

> Tom has proposed that OpenAFS submit a hardware grant request to Sun.
> It is believed that we can obtain up to $100,000 in 1U X86 boxes that we
> could use for a test infrastructure.  Sun may be tempted to provide this
> equipment if OpenAFS was to state a desire to target OpenSolaris as a
> preferred operating system for OpenAFS deployments.
> Please let us know if you believe this is a good or bad idea.

Personally I have concerns given the observed (on my part) maturity of x86 
OpenSolaris, however I can't take a hard and fast position based on that.

I can share that experience if any of you are curious, however, I'd like 
to not share it widely until others have shared to avoid creating bias.