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[20060111] Testdrive NetBSD 3.0
... on HP hardware

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[20050309] IBM and HP selling NetBSD-based switches
After some rumour-tossing and googling, I have found that ``The Rhapsody switch, which will first be delivered to OEMs as a 16-port box, uses a "split-mode architecture" dubbed XPath. The two major elements of this are the central CPU, which is a PowerPC processor running the NetBSD operating system; and the port-based XPath Storage Processors, or XSPs, which are 3 million-gate ASICs. In the middle is a transport-neutral, 1-terabit-per-second crossconnect fabric.'' Apparently Brocade's Rhapsody switches are sold as OEM product by HP.

On a related note, IBM now also sells Brocade hardware, and there are rumours from usually well-informed sources that the Silkworm SAN routers are shipped with NetBSD as operating system, too.

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[20050205] Testdrive NetBSD 2.0 on HP hardware [Update #1]
The folks running the Digital Compaq HP Testdrive program have updated their NetBSD machine to NetBSD 2.0, hardware is a ProLiant DL360 with two 1.2GHz Pentium III processors, 2GB RAM and 25GB on /tmp for fun and compiling. Lotsa fun...

Update: dmesg and some other output which shows use of both CPUs as well as the onboard RAID controller are now available. Now if they'd allow FTP transfers and if we had non-root building of packages available, that would be a nice machine for doing pkgsrc builds. :)

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