Several people have kindly offered to donate hardware to this project. We very much appreciate this.
Unfortunately there are two issues with this:
1. The hardware must be located in our server room for security reasons.
2. Our IT department requires that all servers in the server room are less than 5 years old. It's their way of reducing the number of hardware failures and using the space in the server room as best as they can.
What we're looking for:
Front end server:
This server runs the BOINC daemons and hosts all downloads/uploads. Ideally this would be a reasonably fast multicore server with a fair bit of RAM (>16GB).
BOINC database server:
We already have a good server for this but it was loaned to us and may be recalled at any time.
HP Proliant DL385 G5,
2 Quad Core processors (AMD Opteron 2356 @2.3GHz),
32 GB of memory
If you are interested in donating, please do contact us.