[OpenAFS] Hardware Grants from Sun

Garance A Drosihn drosih@rpi.edu
Fri, 23 Feb 2007 15:16:27 -0500

At 7:51 PM -0500 2/22/07, 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.

Sounds like it might be worthwhile.  I'd think that it might be good to
have a few niagara-ish boxes as well as x86, just on principle.  But I
obviously don't know the internal workings of Sun, so I don't know what
kinds of proposals they'd be more receptive too.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad@gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad@freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih@rpi.edu