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Bug 575236 - equipment request: aarch64/arm64 dev box
Summary: equipment request: aarch64/arm64 dev box
Status: RESOLVED OBSOLETE
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Infrastructure
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Dev box issues (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Board of Trustees
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Reported: 2016-02-20 18:29 UTC by SpanKY
Modified: 2017-02-21 20:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Attachments
request (arm64-dev-machine-request.txt,1.94 KB, text/plain)
2016-02-20 18:29 UTC, SpanKY
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Description SpanKY gentoo-dev 2016-02-20 18:29:49 UTC
Created attachment 426008 [details]
request

extended details in attached request.  high level:
- ~$2800
- aarch64 1U rackable box
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2016-03-03 21:20:35 UTC
if reimbursement isn't a big deal, i wouldn't mind buying it sooner and waiting for repayment.  the trustees seem to prefer direct purchases ...
Comment 3 David Abbott gentoo-dev 2016-03-03 22:23:49 UTC
Its fine by me, if you don't hear anything sooner I added it to the March 27th Trustee meeting agenda.

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Foundation:Meetings/2016/03
Comment 4 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-03-27 20:16:51 UTC
Here's the other server I'd like us to get our hands on for AArch64:
https://www.qualcomm.com/news/onq/2016/03/09/qualcomm-and-red-hat-collaborate-advance-arm-server-software-ecosystem
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/red-hat-enterprise-linux-server-arm-development-preview-jon-masters-6113196861772881920

I'm approaching it from the RedHat side, but maybe vapier has some connections on the hardware side so we can get one there.
Comment 5 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-04-19 20:53:19 UTC
vapier:
I haven't gotten any response from Redhat about the Qualcomm server.
Can you please confirm that you still want the APM X-C1 box, and trustees should be able to action the purchase this week (just about to be unblocked).
Comment 6 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-04-19 20:56:52 UTC
vapier:
FYI, AVNET presently says that order lead time is 112 days, so if you have another vendor with stock, please point us to them.
Comment 7 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-04-26 17:40:02 UTC
vapier:
reping on confirmation of server purchase please, so we can go ahead with it.
Comment 8 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-05-15 19:35:46 UTC
vapier: reping
Comment 9 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-06-24 17:26:31 UTC
vapier:
You still haven't responded to trustees about the AVNET lead time issue; it's now up to 120-180 days lead time at AVNET.

In the meantime, I also today saw  a closer match to what you wanted now, actually on-market, and cheaper.

See the Overdrive 3000 below (also included the 1000 model which may be sufficient for your needs).
http://softiron.co.uk/products/#developersolutions
https://shop.softiron.co.uk/product/overdrive-1000/
https://shop.softiron.co.uk/product/overdrive-3000/
Comment 10 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2017-02-12 00:43:20 UTC
vapier, arm64:
I have heard no response from you; and now I have established a cloud solution for this problem, please see further email on the releng@ list, i'm not publishing the sponsors name in this bug yet.
Comment 11 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2017-02-12 00:43:35 UTC
sorry, wrong status
Comment 12 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2017-02-21 20:55:38 UTC
i've received two aarch64 systems from Google (chromebooks) for Gentoo.  i'll see about converting them to standard Gentoo and hosting one on OSU.

i saw the thread on releng@, but it didn't seem to have connection details.