Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#29397 assigned task

Make use of some donated hardware

Reported by: ln5 Owned by: anarcat
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Internal Services/Tor Sysadmin Team Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tpa-roadmap-june
Cc: gaba Actual Points:
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Tor Project has had a bunch of servers donated which have not being put to use.
Figure out how to best use them and make it happen.

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comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by ln5

Component: - Select a componentInternal Services/Tor Sysadmin Team

comment:2 Changed 20 months ago by anarcat

where's that hardware sitting? in a datacenter? in a closet? what's the next step on this?

i eat hardware for breakfast. ;)

comment:3 Changed 14 months ago by ln5

Owner: changed from ln5 to isa

Reassigning to isa who is taking over this task.

comment:4 Changed 14 months ago by ln5

Owner: changed from isa to isabela

comment:5 Changed 14 months ago by gaba

Cc: gaba added

comment:6 Changed 12 months ago by anarcat

Owner: changed from isabela to anarcat

the hardware is, basically:

  • 13 servers (mostly Dell R610 or R620 2xXeon with 386GB RAM and 2x500GB disk)
  • 8 storage arrays (Dell MD1220 or MD3200 21TB)
  • 8 network switches (Cisco 3740 or 4900M)
  • 5 routeurs (Cisco 2811, ASR9001, ASR1002 or ASR1004)

this hardware was worth about 40 to 50k$ during the last evaluation, about 6 months ago.

the plan was to the ship the hardware to riseup and get them to set it up in exchange for hosting it in the long term. the setup cost is between 10 to 15k$ and the shipping costs are between 3 to 5k$. this means a net 20-30k$ benefit.

we don't seem to have the funds to do the move right now, unfortunately, and we need to check if we could just host that stuff in place at cymru or if it absolutely needs to move out.

so next step is to followup with cymru/sina. i also need to catchup with emails that arma sent me, but my email is down right now due to a major power outage in this area (!).

comment:7 Changed 10 months ago by anarcat

movement on this front: it seems Cymru will be hosting the machines themselves, but they need to first free up some space in the rack, so they will ship us the (unused) routing equipement, which we could then resell.

comment:8 Changed 9 months ago by gaba

Keywords: tpa-roadmap-march added

comment:9 Changed 7 months ago by anarcat

Keywords: tpa-roadmap-april added; tpa-roadmap-march removed

no news from cymru for a week or two and i will have little time for this, so postponing to april

comment:10 Changed 5 months ago by anarcat

Keywords: tpa-roadmap-june added; tpa-roadmap-april removed

comment:11 Changed 4 months ago by anarcat

i pinged again in april, no responsed, ping'd again today, will escalate monday if no reply by then.

comment:12 Changed 4 months ago by anarcat

got a response, they are still working on the project, but had higher than expected lead time for new routing hardware that pushed the project back, still no ETA at the moment.

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