Donation Drive 2007

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The 2007 Linkstation Wiki Donation Drive

Why?

The Linkstation Wiki continues to have performance issues despite being moved to a new dedicated host. The senior community members were recently approached by senior nslu2 community members with a proposal for indefinite dedicated hosting at OSUOSL who host servers for various large open source projects including kernel.org.

The deal is that in exchange for the rackspace (unlimited bandwidth etc) and a donation that we pay for the server (specced by nslu2) which will be hosted for an indefinite period of time at OSUOSL.

The machine will cost $3949.00/€2950.65 and will be shared via REN instances (opensource virtual machines) by LinkstationWiki.net including sister communitities if arranged ( i.e. kurobox.com, terastation.org) and by nslu2-linux.org.

Hosting at OSUOSL along side nslu2-linux.org means stable, reliable, and fast hosting for at least 2 to 3 years. Furthermore, though the administrative team would have full access to the server, we would be greatly assisted by a trusted community, nslu2, with our maintenace of hardware, software, etc.


We therefore are asking the community for donations to help us in purchasing this server.
(remember, we are talking about years of hosting).


The server specifications

Specification of the Server
CPU 2 x Opteron 2212
RAM 8 GB
RAID CONTROLLER 3Ware 4 port SATA RAID controller w/256M cache
HDDs 4 x 500 GB hot swappable SATA disks
NETWORK Dual GBit NIC
SUPPORT 3 year 24/7 help desk with 4 hour same day on site support
MISC Rail kit


Progress

You can monitor our progress with reaching this goal by looking at the donationspage and here:

PRICE OF SERVER: 2950.65 €
CURRENT DONATIONS BALANCE: 314.27 €
STILL NEEDED: 2636.38 €


Our target date for obtaining the server is August 15, 2007, however that date is not fixed. We do have other 'short-term' options available if we really need be, but we believe that our great community will ensure that is not necessary.


Regards,

Mindbender and the Admin Team