[Dev] Let's talk about Infrastructure and Hosting

Andreas Grapentin andreas at grapentin.org
Sun Nov 17 16:03:12 GMT 2019

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 09:43:05AM +0100, Vikings GmbH wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Nov 2019 22:25:50 -0500
> bill-auger <bill-auger at peers.community> wrote:
> > i dont think supporting older PPC CPUs is on the roadmap -
> > those would probably need to be separate ports; and the last
> > arch-like system (now defunct) was for PPC6 - there was a large
> > gap there that oaken-source and ebrasca had to leap over to get
> > to POWER9
> > 
> > the talos has dropped in price significantly recently though,
> > and it was just RYF-certified last week, so we really should do
> > our best to support it - i agree that one of us should probably
> > have access to one - as you pointed out, that may even be
> > necessary - in the worst case scenario, maybe we can entice
> > ebrasca to dedicate a piece of his for testing purposes, or for
> > building finicky packages
> I'd like to suggest to tell Raptor Computing Systems that you'd like
> to port Parabola GNU/Linux to PPC and make them aware of your plans;
> they usually support things like that strongly from what we've seen so
> far. They might even provide you with a machine that is either
> significantly reduced in price, free of charge or perhaps as a loaner.
> Vikings would be the last to not chime in with space and infrastructure
> to host such a machine with the potential outcome that Parabola will be
> ported.

This would be an ideal outcome for us -- a Talos Server unit located in
your shared hosting space. Thanks for the suggestion, I will write a
mail to Raptor immediately to enquire about this.



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