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

miloh froggytoad at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 18:54:21 PST 2011


Gooood question, Erik.
On Nov 7, 2011 6:49 PM, "Erik Nelson" <erik.nels0n99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Isn't there a "noisecloud" for that purpose, anyway?
> On Nov 7, 2011 7:46 PM, "Ben Kochie" <superq at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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