New Alpha to Gather Dust
Last month I ordered a nice 533MHz Alpha for a grad student to do his
number crunching on. LX motherboard, 2MB cache, 4.5Gb SCSI-3, 128MB.
It should be getting here any day now, with Redhat preinstalled, but
with a spare partition intended to be a Debian root partition.
Oops! The grad student just disappeared. Really disappeared.
There's a missing person report filed with the police! The machine
will shortly begin to gather dust.
If the debian alpha port project could a machine like this for
speeding up the port (eg compiles, mirrors, etc), I'd be happy to
provide the required access.
My only requests would be:
- I want to do as little work myself as possible
- I want to deal with *one* person, who'd do all admin & coordination
- be warned that it'll go away at some point, albeit gently
- it won't be backed up, although a backed-up NFS-mounted partition
could be arranged
If this would be a help, please let me know.
Barak A. Pearlmutter <email@example.com>, http://www.cs.unm.edu/~bap/
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept, University of New Mexico