-Re: Hadoop build machine donations?
Konstantin Boudnik 2011-08-02, 18:39
>From about 30 boxes Y! gave to ASF at least (I believe there were more, but at
least that much) 10 of them were used _exclusively_ as Hadoop build/test
machines (e.g. Hudson slaves) and a number of others (about 5 at least) were
used for Hadoop deployment testing _exclusively_. So, I think the claim above
doesn't reflect the real situation with hardware donation or perhaps is
missing some of the details ;).
With that in mind I came across this article goo.gl/EVp5S and now I have a
bright idea! Shall the hardware donation be proportional to the proclaimed
market share (or installation base) of a particular commercial distribution's
vendor? That'd be only fair I guess... Apache Hadoop is about 65% of the
installation and Y! brought in 30 machines. If a vendor A or C has say 30%
then may be they feel good by donating something like 15 boxes to the cause?
Konstantin (Cos) Boudnik
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On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 01:38PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> A couple of questions for Nigel and Andrew:
> 1. What do you mean by "non-single-purpose machines" ? (I guess, machines
> they can use for non-Hadoop projects as well ?)
> 2. Do these machines have to be physical boxes or virtual machines be okay
> too ? (sudo on virtual machines would be easier to sell than on physical
> 3. What's the process for donations ?
> - milind
> Milind Bhandarkar
> Greenplum Labs,
> On 8/2/11 8:07 AM, "Andrew Bayer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >FWIW, the ASF Infra guys aren't that keen on more machines they won't have
> >physical control of. There may be some wiggle room on that, but they'll
> >definitely need sudo and they would much prefer non-single-purpose
> >Just a heads up from my talks with Infra lately.
> >On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Nigel Daley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> Folks,
> >> Given the Hadoop build machines have been offline for a few day, this
> >> be a good time to see if other companies can donate **access** to some
> >> build hardware to diversify our donors. Currently there are roughly 30
> >> machines donated by Yahoo!
> >> Ideally the hardware is:
> >> * hosted and OS managed by the donor,
> >> * publicly addressable on the internet,
> >> * running Ubuntu or CentOS, and
> >> * sudo access can be given to Apache's Jenkins admins so they can create
> >> accounts for committers as needed.
> >> Anyone?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Nige