[rescue] donated old PC parts...P100's, 1gb ide drives, etc...

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Mon Jun 2 20:59:59 CDT 2003

FYI, requests like this are perfectly appropriate for this list, and in 
fact are pretty much what lists like this are *intended* for.  I just don't
want commercial companies using my bandwidth and resources to profit, unless
they give me something in return.

Can anybody help Charlie out?  I think I may have a couple of 1-4G IDE
HDs I can scrounge up for the effort..


On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 08:49:42PM -0600, phoetoid wrote:
> Let me start of by saying that, This might sound sort of weird, and if
> this is in appropriate for this list I apologize in advance.
> I am currently a student/assistant administrator at spirit lake high
> school, in spirit lake Iowa.  We (my boss, myself, and two other
> students) have been given the go-ahead to build a medium sized
> cluster.and we have decided upon using FreeBSD/Netbsd for our nodes, as
> well as a yet-to-be-determined linux distribution for some odd 15
> macintoshes that will be part of the cluster.  Anyways, onto the subject
> of this mail..
> We have gathered 10 386/486 PC's, all with 170-500Mb hdd's, and varying
> amounts of ram. We have been working with two machines as a testbed, and
> have come to the realization, that the 386's may be a bit slow..heh. so
> we are looking high and low for people who would be willing to donate
> older pc components to us.
> We are looking for :
> *	~1gb IDE hard drives 
> *	10/100 network cards 
> *	complete P100 or higher systems
> if anyone on this list knows where I might look to get some of these
> things either a) very cheaply, or b) free (better, since this is
> *supposed* to not cost anything.blah budget cuts), or would like to
> donate parts, please email me phoetoid at pyrospheric.net, or at
> richardsc at mail.spirit-lake.k12.ia.us , that would be great. 
> And again, if this is inappropriate for this list, I am very sorry, we
> are just trying hard to get parts/machines for this cluster at a low
> cost, or free, because we have almost no money to spend on it.

bill bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
austin, texas

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