Our previous hardware wishlist is now fully checked off — thanks to Minor Ventures and Sun Microsystems for making that happen!
But, as we grow we will always need more hardware, so I want to post a new wishlist for 2007. Here are the things that MusicBrainz needs:
- A 24, 32 or 48 port Gigabit switch with VLAN support. Example: HP ProCurve 2900-24G
- A number of 80pin U320 SCSI drives 73G or larger: Example: Cheetah 10K.7 Ultra320 SCSI 73-GB Hard Drive
If you work for a company (or have a friend who does) that makes switches or hard drives, please consider hitting up the company for a donation to the MetaBrainz Foundation. Equipment donations are tax-deductible and I would be happy to give the donating company a tax-write off receipt!
UPDATE: James points out that Cisco has a program that makes donations to orgs like us. Could I convince anyone to volunteer to contract Cisco and apply for a grant on behalf of MetaBrainz??