Hardware Donation?

R. Tyler Ballance tyler at bleepsoft.com
Mon Jun 15 23:20:37 UTC 2009

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Tim Nelson wrote:
> Greetings Fellow FreeBSD Sparc'ers!
> Well, I've decided to throw in the towel on my Sparc gear. I have a bit of
> it and it's just going to waste. Either it's sucking power for no good
> reason or sitting in the corner gathering dust. I've been an avid FreeBSD
> and Sun Sparc fan/user for quite some time and I would like to give back
> while ridding myself of some surplus gear. The gear is being offered free
> of charge (including shipping!) to the FreeBSD team for
> development/testing/building/ports/etc. Here it is:

Mind me asking what side of the country you're on and would be shipping
from? We have some empty rack space on some of our floors in our San
Francisco office (trying to convince the head of operations to take on
the machines as I write this).

> =Sun Enterprise 420R
> +4x 450MHZ UltraSPARC-II
> +4GB RAM
> +2x 18.2 GB SCSI HDD (including a handful of extra drives)
> +2x Power Supplies
> +Optical DVD Drive
> =Sun Ultra 5
> +1x 400Mhz CPU
> +512MB RAM (or possibly more... can't remember)
> +20GB HDD (could be larger... can't remember)
> +Optical CD Drive
> Everything is in perfect working order and includes some spares:
> +(2)18.2GB and (2)9.1GB SCSI HDDs for 420R
> +(1) Extra CPU for Ultra 5
> +Assorted manuals, boxed solaris 8 manuals/media, etc...
> Well, there it is. Please contact me if you'd like to see this gear put to
> use for the project. As mentioned, I'll ship it to a dev for placement/use
> with FreeBSD. If none of the devs are interested, I'll send out another
> blurb on the list offering it up for grabs to anyone else, although you'll
> need to pay for shipping. :-)
> --Tim
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