[Adium-devl] Hardware plans

Matt Handley applmak at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 14:08:45 UTC 2007

Right. The only benefit I would see to having multiple minis would be
to have a separate OS/processor type on each one, thereby allowing us
to test how well certain builds are working on common user setups

But, since we're dropping 10.3 at some point, 10.4 is the only other
OS out right now, with 10.5 coming over the horizon. And you can only
buy Intel chips (But you won't drop PowerPC support, right?). So, that
means two computers should be sufficient.


On 8/23/07, Zachary West <zacwest at gmail.com> wrote:
> ARD might be fine locally, but going over a regular internet...
> I think multiple minis is unnecessary and overly complex for what we're
> setting out to do. My Mac Pro compiles trunk in what, a minute? Fully
> cleaned. And the XServe is gonna have a 15k RPM Disk (assuming we upgrade
> from the 7200), versus the 5400 RPM that a Mini has...
> A single XServe + a 10.4 buildbot setup on a Mini would probably be the most
> efficient setup for what we're aiming to do, and I'm sure we're gonna
> under-utilize an XServe anyway (at least until we figure out exactly what we
> want to do).
> Even if the processor power is theoretically better, having a single Xserve
> to admin would be a much easier task (especially since this isn't our data
> center to control, diagnose or fix problems and none of us can physically
> walk over to do things faster).
> Don't get me wrong, having an army of Minis sounds awesome, but I don't
> think it's much of an added bonus.
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