[Cerowrt-devel] Cero-state this week and last
david at lang.hm
david at lang.hm
Sun Apr 8 22:57:24 EDT 2012
On Sun, 8 Apr 2012, Dave Taht wrote:
> If I were to throw, say, a 48 cpu box at this problem, and do builds
> entirely out of ram (doable) I don't know how much further up a
> parallel build would scale. Certainly all the dependencies would have
> to get worked out.
> I sure wouldn't mind having a couple of these:
> or these:
> to play with.
> The ROI of stuff like that... vs the cost of electricity and rack
> space of the hardware we've had donated to this project - would
> probably pay off inside of a year or two, and that doesn't count the
> very real productivity improvement for everyone that could get a full
> build turned around in under 19 hours.
> Regrettably up-front capital like that is hard to come by, as
> bufferbloat.net is not an 'exciting new age startup' with billions of
> dollars per year of potential market cap. We're merely trying to save
> billions of people a lot of headache, frustration, and time, and get
> the technology into everything without any form of direct form of
> recompense. It's kind of a harder sell. For some reason.
> It's cheaper short term, if not long term, to bleed out electricity
> and rack space monthly, and try to have mental processes that cope
> with overnight builds, and scavange more free hardware wherever we
this sounds like the sort of thing that kickstarter (or similar) is
you may also want to think about asking some of these companies for
> Incidentally I did cost out using amazon EC2, etc, last year, and that
> was highway robbery, given the amount of cpu cycles this task can
yeah, I did some pricing on this sort of thing and found that if you
needed a system as much as 2 hours a day, you were better off just getting
a dedicated box from someplace like serverbeach.
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