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Debian receives UltraSPARC60 donation

Mar 17, 2000, 16:59 (1 Talkback[s])
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As reported to the debian-announce list.

Debian has recently added another machine to its computing resources. The system is an UltraSPARC 60 with dual 360Mhz CPU's and 512Megs of RAM. It was donated by Sun Microsystems (http://www.sun.com/). To add to the system, Sun also donated a Netra st A1000 Telecom Class storage array. The array contains eight 9gig 10k RPM drives, for a total of 72gigs of raw capacity. The storage unit, configured as a RAID 5 system, will serve as Debian's new primary internal archive server. IntraServer (http://www.intraserver.com/) also assisted in getting this system operational by donating the PCI Differential UltraWide SCSI Controller that the array is attached to.

The system is currently running Debian's frozen SPARC GNU/Linux distribution, potato (aka, Debian 2.2), utilizing a 2.2.15-pre11 SMP kernel. The machine is being hosted at VisiNet , a Winstar owned ISP (http://www.winstar.com/).

Debian wishes to thank all of the contributors of the system and hosting site as well as the developers who invested time and effort into testing and configuring the system for Debian's network. Thank you!

About Debian
The Debian project is an organization of many users who volunteer their time and effort. Its tasks include maintaining and updating Debian GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system, and the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd operating system.

Contact Information
For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Team (press@debian.org) or visit the Debian homepage at (http://www.debian.org/)

For more information about Sun Microsystems, please visit their home page at (http://www.sun.com), their Linux page at (http://www.sun.com/linux), or email Simon Lambert (simon.lambert@eng.sun.com)

Nils Lohner
E-Mail: lohner@debian.org
Debian Press Team
Press: press@debian.org