[Noisebridge-discuss] Money for new Stallion (Pony) VM server

Ben Kochie superq at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 18:46:35 PST 2011


On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 18:07, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just don't see how NB can call itself a hacker space without some good
> computers.

A hackerspace is just a place.  You don't need "good" computers to do
good work.  It's just a nice to have.

I would like to provide better compute power for NB, but there are a few issues:
* It's expensive to setup and maintain good compute power
* Any real compute power should be maintained off-site in a colo anyway.
* I don't think having a lot of compute power would help anyone, and
it would go unused.

As it is, we're really only using 20% of a single core on the crappy
old dual core system.

> Right its like the low end of what people bring into the space with their
> laptops.
>
> I guess that agrees with some notion of equal opportunity ?
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
>>
>> Hah, well, I'm sticking with what we have right now because we have no
>> money to upgrade shit.
>>
>> It'd be nice to have a good efficient powerful box.  We could provide a VM
>> to run the robot without any extra power cost if we had a board with a
>> modern CPU.
>>
>> The more I research this, the more it looks like we should just wait until
>> AMD and Intel get over their current production issues with Bulldozer/Xeon
>> E5-XXXX.
>>
>> -ben
>>
>> On Mon, 7 Nov 2011, miloh wrote:
>>
>> > why not stick with what we have until people start suggesting ARM server
>> > solutions?
>> > -rma
>> >
>> >
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