[Systems] RFC: Wanted: Servers for build farm
bernie at codewiz.org
Mon Apr 6 08:58:49 EDT 2009
+1 from me too.
On 04/05/09 18:06, David Farning wrote:
> Looks good.
> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 9:40 AM, Sascha Silbe
> <sascha-ml-ui-sugar-systems at silbe.org> wrote:
>> This is the mail I'm going to send out to sugar-devel. Any comments?
>> Is the Prgmr bit
>> a) correct and
>> b) diplomatic enough?
>> Hi all!
>> As you might know, Sugarlabs is running a network of build machines for
>> automatic and manual building of Sugar (on several distros) and SoaS (on
>> Fedora). There are plans to integrate this with further automatic tests
>> (e.g. SugarBot ) and even ideas like integration with aslo for providing
>> precompiled activities (for those with binary blobs) for a variety of
>> platforms. So the build network is going to be a vital piece of
>> The current slaves are hosted by Prgmr Xen Hosting (thanks!). Unfortunately,
>> the host software running the VMs is getting too old to be useful (svn
>> stopped working on the Fedora Rawhide slave) and we seem to be unable to
>> reach Prgmr.
>> Since we'd like to extend our farm anyway (so we can test on more distros
>> and more hardware), we're now looking for new server sponsors.
>> Ideally, we'd have one or more dedicated servers (i.e. with full control
>> over the host) for each architecture, in order to decrease maintainance
>> overhead, be able to add new targets fast and ensuring all slaves can work
>> properly (i.e. host software not getting too old).
>> In practice, each single VM/buildslave is welcome (as long as we've got
>> sufficient access on the host to control the VM), especially for non-PC
>> What the servers need:
>> - enough CPU cache (no Celeron/Duron)
>> - fast CPU preferred (but not a requirement)
>> - enough RAM for all VMs (0.5..1G per VM)
>> - enough HD space for all VMs (~10G per VM)
>> - stable internet access
>> What they don't need (but would be great of course):
>> - loads of network bandwidth (an occasional upload of SoaS is expected to be
>> the largest transfer)
>> - low network latency
>> - RAID (all data is already stored elsewhere)
>> - loads of HD space (a standard 0.5TB drive should be sufficient for quite a
>> While we're looking for hosted servers (i.e. someone else maintains the
>> hardware and provides network access), we'll probably be able to find a nice
>> place if you'd like to donate just the hardware.
>>  http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/594
>>  http://www.prgmr.com/
>> CU Sascha
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