Opened 16 months ago

Last modified 2 weeks 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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Description

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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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 16 months ago by ln5

Component: - Select a componentInternal Services/Tor Sysadmin Team

comment:2 Changed 15 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 9 months ago by ln5

Owner: changed from ln5 to isa

Reassigning to isa who is taking over this task.

comment:4 Changed 9 months ago by ln5

Owner: changed from isa to isabela

comment:5 Changed 9 months ago by gaba

Cc: gaba added

comment:6 Changed 7 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 5 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 4 months ago by gaba

Keywords: tpa-roadmap-march added

comment:9 Changed 3 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 2 weeks ago by anarcat

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