Bug #11680: Upgrade server hardware (2017-2019 edition)
Server hardware (2017-2019 edition): evaluate some of the options
Add requirement for the cloud option (refs: #15501)
A goal is that I'll be doing less sysadmin myself and so far, nobody else on
the sysadmin team is excited by the cloud option.
Draft specs for the "Bare metal server dedicated to CI" option (refs: #15501)
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Reported initial benchmarking results and next things I want to try: https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/hardware_for_automated_tests_take3/#hacker-option-benchmark
I've completed my analysis of the "hacker option". My conclusions are on https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/hardware_for_automated_tests_take3/#hacker-option-benchmark. Reviews & feedback welcome :)
I've overclocked by +33% on this one, so the next part of the analysis for the hacker option (power consumption, hosting requirements) will be for later.
And I still want to get in touch with ProfitBricks, that donate crazy amounts of VM "hardware" to the Reproducible Builds project. If they're happy to give us some, this would be, by far, the simplest and cheapest option. AFAIK that's a simple "here's a VM, you're root" setup so it does not have the drawbacks of more powerful & complex cloud systems, apart of course the fact we don't run the hardware ourselves.