[QA] [PlanetLab-PIs] hardware requirements / machine donations
llp at cs.princeton.edu
Mon Feb 18 11:45:28 EST 2008
Dear PlanetLab PIs:
Time has come to review your node configuration and whether it meets
the specified minimum hardware requirements. You can check what the
latest machine requirements are at the PlanetLab website (specifically
http://www.planet-lab.org/hardware). The hardware requirements are
based on a sliding window, as described on the website. You must have
at least two machines that meet the minimum hardware requirements.
Most importantly, it must be possible for us to remotely manage (power
cycle) your machines.
To help in your hardware upgrading process, we are pleased to announce
that Hewlett Packard (HP) is providing hardware, at a special
discounted price, to US-based academic and non-profit institutions
that are PlanetLab members. These are the dc7800 small form factor
PC's, which are desktops that do not fit into a rack. They come with
the following configuration: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 processor, 4GB
PC2-5300 RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Intel vPro with built in remote
management hardware (called iAMT). The special price tag per machine
(for academic PlanetLab members in the United States) is $788, with an
additional $20 shipping fee. Online ordering through a custom HP
website for this special "PlanetLab" configuration will be available
soon. In the meantime, you may directly contact Jeff Johnson
(JDJohnson at HP.com) to place your orders.
Finally, to sweeten the deal a bit more, we are able to donate nodes
to US sites. Please visit
to request a machine. Although not strictly first-come-first-serve,
the sooner you request a donated machine, the better.
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