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This page lists various developer hardware needs. If you are interested in supporting the FreeBSD Project, you might consider donating some piece of hardware on this list to the Project.

We provide the FreeBSD username of the developer who needs a resource, the country they are in (for shipping purposes), the equipment they desire, and the use to which that equipment will be put.

For information on tax deductions and process, please see the information on the main FreeBSD Donation Liaison office page.

If you would like to donate something on this list, please contact donations@FreeBSD.org.

On a general note, we need a variety of Sparc64 machines for testing and improving our Sparc port. Even small, old (or new!) Sparc64 machines are perfectly usable. No matter which country you're in, we almost certainly have someone local who could use it. We could specifically use 1U rack-mounted Sparcs (such as E220R, E420R, Fire V100, Fire V120, or Netra T1 AC200) for our development and package-building clusters in the USA.

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Developer ID Developer Country Equipment Desired Equipment Use
ade Oregon, USA dual Opteron or EM64T capable Xeon, 2 or 4GB, working gigE, 4*73GB (preferably SCSI but SATA is ok) fast box to run some heavy-duty ports infrastructure grunt work on i386 and amd64 including, but not limited to, an SQL-backended replacement for the current package building system testmachines. I'm willing to offer up a couple of mini-ITX systems (one Athlon-XP 2700+, 1G, 160GB SATA, gigE, the other an Athlon64-2800+, 1G, 160GB SATA, gigE, in return).
arved Austria hard drive mounting kit for Soekris net4801 Improve my Firewall
arved Austria small VLAN-capable switch, e.g. Cisco 2940-8TT Reduce wiring in my flat. More Switchports for more testmachines.
ceri UK A small, quiet machine (perhaps a laptop), preferably of the i386, amd64 or powerpc variety, with wireless capability. Work on sysinstall.
ceri UK One Soekris net4521-30 board with case (part no. 10452131) Reduce spinning parts in the study, which has to double as a nursery pretty soon.
ceri UK 19"+ Flatscreen monitor with DVI and VGA inputs (eg a Dell E207WFP) My current CRT monitor will be eleven years old on Christmas Day, 2007.
cognet France A Zaurus, with hard disk preferably. FreeBSD/arm development.
davidxu China A machine with at least 4 or more physical CPUs. Preferably Intel Conroe. Scheduler development and optimized SMP performance. A system with at least 4 physical CPUs is needed in order to develop and maintain a true SMP friendly scheduler.
des Norway Mac Mini with 1 GB RAM, no peripherals Tinderbox.
des Norway Opteron CPU Populate a CPU-less motherboard.
des Norway Any USB device based on the Cypress CY7C637xx / CY7C640/1xx USB to RS232 bridge chip. Improve the ucycom driver.
des Norway Any kind of authentication hardware (USB tokens, smart card readers, smart cards, fingerprint scanners, etc.) + documentation Develop and maintain support for hardware authentication.
dfr UK Firewire bus analyzer, 1394b is preferable but 1394a is acceptable. Debug and improve the performance of firewire, especially IP over firewire.
grehan California, USA Apple G4 XServe Rackmount PowerPC machine for developer cluster.
hmp United Kingdom Wireless Router (802.11b/g), and ideally two Wireless USB adapters. Experiment with wireless technology and to help my recent move to a new house.
hmp United Kingdom Books: Extreme Programming Explained (2nd Edition) and Planning Extreme Programming. Expand knowledge of extreme programming.
imp USA EISA-based pccard hardware Make EISA pccard driver work.
imp USA 3Com Xjack wireless card Make driver work.
jake Canada 2 450MHz UltraSPARC II CPUs Faster sparc64 test machine.
jake Canada Sun server or workstation with UltraSPARCIII CPUs, Blade 1000, Blade 2000, V280R, V480 or V880, preferably with 2 CPUs Sparc64 UltraSPARCIII support.
jesper United Kingdom Well supported Gigabit Ethernet cards, preferably with 1000baseSX interface, but 1000baseT works too Network stack performance measurements / tuning.
jcamou AZ, USA. Gigabit switch Development/build cluster. Any kind of switch could work.
jkoshy Bangalore, India An IA64/PowerPC machine Port hwpmc(4) & maintain applications on these architectures.
jkoshy Bangalore, India An Intel Pentium-MMX / Pentium Pro or P-II or P-III / Core Duo based PC. Port/maintain hwpmc(4) for these CPUs.
jkoshy Bangalore, India The Unicode Standard (v5.0). Reference documentation for working on FreeBSD's unicode support.
jmg California, USA Fast multiprocessor AMD64 capable machine (dual core CPU ok). General build box to support FreeBSD work including ARM and multi-arch testing of patches.
johan Sweden 17++ inch TFT monitor with both D-Sub and DVI-D connections. My current monitor is starting to give up.
jwd USA, North Carolina Cyclades TS800/1000 (or equivalent) Serial consoles for all hardware in the rtp.FreeBSD.org cluster.
lioux Brazil Network switch 10/100 Mbits. Network card Intel EtherExpress PCI 10/100 Mbits Get a K6 based machine back online and add it as an extra terminal to FreeBSD home LAN.
lioux Brazil Books on any of the following subjects: network protocol scheduling (bandwidth/transmission efficiency), process scheduling, scheduling theory in general, digesting (checksums, particularly fine grained checksumming for detection partial file corruption; e.g., tiger trees, sha1 trees), corruption detection and recovery (files, network protocol, etc), distributed processing (localization transparency, migration, redundancy, repartition, scheduling, message passing, shared memory, etc), peer to peer technology, device driver writing and operational system theory Improve my knowledge regarding operational systems and modern computer science challenges/technologies. For example, I want to write an improved downloading mechanism for FreeBSD distribution (ports and base) that supports graceful corruption detection/recovery, FTP/HTTP/other/it's own protocol, multi-part download, multi-server support, load distribution. Not all at once but in the long term. Most of this knowledge will be reverted to FreeBSD if I can.
lioux Brazil BrookTree chipset TV Capture Card: either BT848 or BT878 (preferred) that already works with FreeBSD. Adding BrookTree support to graphics/ffmpeg and several other video processing programs.
marcel CA, USA Supermicro SuperServer 6113M-i. The machine is a 2-way Itanium 2 (Madison) machine in a 1U rackmount casing. Replacement machine for the BigSur I have now. The machine is based on the Intel E8870 chipset, which is very common but which we don't have among the active developers.
marcel CA, USA IBM xSeries 450. The machine is a 4-way Itanium 2 (Madison) based on the IBM XA-64 chipset. Package build machine in the FreeBSD cluster (aka bento). This machine in particular because of the unique chipset and the fact that it has 4 processors. This makes it an ideal machine for parallel package builds during normal operation and a validation box for release engineering.
marcus RTP, North Carolina, USA On behalf of the FreeBSD GNOME Project, I would like 1 or 2 amd64 machines and 1 UltraSparc II machine. All three machines should work under FreeBSD -CURRENT. Better GNOME support under FreeBSD on these architectures.
markm Cambridge, UK Flexelint v8. (www.gimpel.com) (Semi-)automated code cleaning and cross-platform compiler needs cleaning.
marks The Netherlands ACPI laptops (also for lend) (1) ACPI laptops that work, to test new code on.
(2) ACPI laptops that don't work, (to try) to fix.
markus Germany IBM ThinkPad Dock II (1) Enhance the acpi_ibm(4) driver.
(2) Enhance docking support.
matusita Japan 2-3 build machines:Pentium4 2GHz+,20GB+ ATA66+ HDD,256MB+RAM, 100base-TX NIC,serial, etc. Rebuild dying snapshots.jp.FreeBSD.org.
matusita Japan FTP server:Pentium3/Celeron 1GHz+,10GB+ ATA66+ HDD,100GB+ storage (RAID0+1 desirable),256MB+RAM, 100base-TX NIC,serial, etc. Rebuild dying snapshots.jp.FreeBSD.org.
mbr Switzerland Network cards for RealTek 8129/8139 and clones, DEC/Intel 21143 and workalikes, SiS 900/7016 and clones, NatSemi DP83815/DP83820 and workalikes. I can give feedback if I still need the card. Fixed cards will go to the busdma project. Add support for unsupported and broken drivers.
mikeh VA, USA Cordless PS/2 keyboards/mice (especially Gyration and Microsoft wireless desktop products), or any other PS/2 keyboard mice, and KVM products that are not supported by FreeBSD. Improve PS/2 mouse/keyboard support in FreeBSD.
mlaierGermanyPCI to mini-PCI adapter with antenna jack and external antenna. + A well supported wireless card with decent monitor support (PCMCIA + or PCI).Better iwi(4) support. +
mux France Network cards listed on busdma project page. Busdma conversion of network cards.
mux France Relatively recent laptop with serial port Live kernel debugging.
obrien Silicon Valley, USA AlphaServer DS15. continued FreeBSD/alpha development and testing.
obrien Silicon Valley, USA 1U or 2U rack-mount cases, with power supplies. Build into AMD64 reference machines for the FreeBSD.org cluster.
peter California, USA Rack mount AMD64 Opteron system. To make available on the developer cluster.
phantom Germany/Ukraine Reasonably fast SMP machine Improve scalability of JDK.
phk Denmark IEEE-488 controller cards different than PCIIA, preferably PCI bus. I have started on rudimentary IEEE-488/GP-IB/HP-IB support but I only have access to an ISAN PCIIA controller.
ru Russia One of the following AMD SMP motherboards (in order of preference): Tyan Thunder K8W (S2885), Tyan Thunder K8SD Pro (S2882-D), Tyan Thunder K8SR (S2881), or Tyan Thunder K8S Pro (S2882). Faster development/test build machine.
sam USA crypto devices (pci, pcmcia, cardbus cards, CPUs with builtin crypto support) For improving hardware crypto support.
shaun United Kingdom UltraSPARC/PPC based laptop(s) (not too antiquated), complete or partial amd64 (or ia64?) system (something reasonably beefy), a Soekris 1401 or 1461 crypto accelerator, Cisco WIC-1ADSL card. Replace various dying or old bits of hardware; make my time a little more productive; expand development work on non-i386 architectures.
simon Denmark Dual Opteron server motherboard which supports Opteron 875 CPU's, 2GB ECC RAM, 2xSATA disks (RAID1) Replacement hardware for trillian.nitro.dk / tb3.droso.net (it is currently running on my workstation) which is a system I host where all FreeBSD committers can get an account. It is mainly used by ports developers for testing, but is also used by multiple SoC 2006 students.
sos Denmark Serial ATA hardware: disks, controllers (including docs), cables, Serial ATA-ATA converters. Keep ATA support up to date.
tanimura Japan Any Japanese laptop (Preferably IBM Thinkpad A30 or A31). Replace a recently stolen IBM.
thierry France, but to be sent to Colombia A 128 MB RAM Module (Kingston KSY-F250/128 or equiv.), a replacement IDE HDD (4GB or more) for a laptop and a working battery (or 2) for a SONY VAIO PCG-F250 would be really nice. Pedro F. Giffuni's main dev. machine has been stolen; this hardware would permit to refurbish his laptop and let him maintain and develop ports (mainly cad / math / science).
thomas France UDMA controller, ATAPI floppy drive, ATAPI tape drive Ensure these ATAPI devices work with ATAPI/CAM with the same level of functionality currently available with the afd/ast drivers.
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