[cfarm-admins] Offer for Sparc machines
baptiste at bitsofnetworks.org
Sat Aug 4 11:31:08 CEST 2018
Did you have the opportunity to setup a machine for the farm?
On 21-07-18, Dagobert Michelsen wrote:
> Hi Baptiste,
> Am 21.07.2018 um 00:03 schrieb Baptiste Jonglez <baptiste at bitsofnetworks.org>:
> > If you are able to provide a few dedicated machines for the GCC compile
> > farm (let's say 2 or 3), and also provide support for them (updating the
> > OS, installing new packages, etc), then this is really a great addition to
> > the farm!
> This should be possible.
> > Regarding practical matters:
> > - we need direct SSH access to the machines. It can be on ports different
> > than 22, so you can use the same public IP address for all machines.
> > - we deploy users and their SSH keys using Ansible (via SSH as root).
> > I expect it will work well on Solaris, but if you provide a first
> > machine we can test it.
> > - we also use Ansible to automatically gather technical information, for
> > displaying them on https://cfarm.tetaneutral.net/machines/list/
> > We also install packages through Ansible as much as possible, so that
> > new machines automatically get all the packages previously requested by
> > farm users.
> > - regarding storage, we need ideally at least 500 GB for /home on each
> > machine: users tend to leave stuff behind. If it's too difficult to do,
> > you can put all storage for /home on a single machine, and mount it
> > through NFS on all other machines.
> > Does that all sound good to you?
> Yep, sounds good. Ansible works ok with some mninor tweaks, I use it myself for
> some tasks. I am currently travelling, I’ll prepare a machine by end of July
> so we can do some tests and see how it goes. I’ll keep you posted.
> Best regards
> — Dago
> "You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
> and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896
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