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Alpha Processor and The Linux Store loan Alpha to Debian

Debian Project
Alpha Processor and The Linux Store loan Alpha to Debian
December 17, 1999

>> News

Alpha Processor and The Linux Store have given a system on 'extended loan' 
to Debian.  Lully is a dual Alpha 21264 (EV6) 667Mhz. with 512M of RAM.  
Currently it has about 29G of SCSI storage, and will get another 29G, so 
drive mirroring can be set up.  Its currently hosted by TheLinuxStore.com on 
a dual T1.

The system will be used to test Linux compatibility with the new UP2000 
boards, and as a development platform for the debian-alpha team.  
Additionally, it will host a Tier 1 Debian Mirror, and serve as a testbed 
for experimental new archive structures and scripts.

"At 16 minutes per compile of the GNU C Library, lully is by far the fastest 
machine I've ever had the pleasure of using" said Joel Klecker, Debian GNU 
LibC Packager.  A bootstrap compile of the gcc-2.95.2.tar.gz source took 
just 30 minutes.

The website for the board used in the system is available at 

Debian would like to thank these organizations for helping Debian by loaning 
us this system, and welcome Lully into our community.

>> 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 The Linux Store, please contact Steve Hindle 
<steve.hindle@thelinuxstore.com> or visit their web page at 

For more information about Alpha Processors, Inc. please visit their web 
page at <http://www.alpha-processor.com/>

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

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