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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 Sparc 64 machines for testing and improving our new Sparc port. Even small, old (or new!) Sparc 64 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
alex Aachen/NRW, Germany A bktr supported (bt878) PAL TV-card with a MSP340x (preferred) or MSP341x stereo tuner chipset. I can ship it back after development (roughly 2 months). There are various kinds, I myself have a Hauppauge Model 61344 D421 (Detected a MSP3415D-B3), so a different one is preferred. improve bktr support for the MSP34xx stereo chipsets found on various Hauppauge cards (SMP support, 2+ cards in one box etc)
anholt USA Intel i8xx integrated graphics hardware DRI porting and X maintenance
bmilekic Canada Reasonably fast x86 SMP machine to replace dual ppro-180 5.x development and testing.
brueffer Aachen/NRW, Germany 10k/15k rpm Ultra160 SCSI drive (Atlas 10k/15k or similar), size doesn't matter. Faster local CVS operations
ceri UK A reasonably fast laptop FreeBSD work on the move
ceri UK Recent copy of the Chicago Manual of Style Reference
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
hmp UK A reasonably fast laptop Various FreeBSD development projects / test machine
imp USA EISA-based pccard hardware Make EISA pccard driver work
imp USA 2U case for ATX mobo with 300W PS w/PCI risers rackmount my development server
imp USA sparc64 machine with PCI and sbus slots make pccard/cardbus work
imp USA 3Com Xjack wireless card make driver work
imp USA PCMCIA Standard version 8.0 PCMCIA support
imp USA Rack Shelves for 19" telco rack Better mounting of my hardware
imp USA large fast 3.5" scsi disks for raid array more development trees
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
jkoshy India AlphaServer DS10 (1) Maintain applications (specifically Standard ML of New Jersey).
(2) Support hardware performance counter based profiling.
(3) Participate in FreeBSD/alpha development.
jkoshy India AMD x86-64 (Athlon64/Opteron) machine (1) Support hardware performance counter based profiling.
(2) Participate in FreeBSD/amd64 development.
jkoshy India Intel P-I/P-II/P-III or P-IV dual-processor machine/motherboard Add hardware performance counter based profiling to FreeBSD.
jmallett Honolulu HI, USA Sun Ultra5 or similar Test and develop on sparc64.
jmallett Honolulu HI, USA Relatively snappy, small Alpha machine Test and develop on Alpha, possibly work on Alpha support.
josefAustria, Linz140 Euros for EuroBSDCon tutorialLearn to debug kernel at grog's tutorial. Send me a mail for + details on money transfer.
jwd USA, North Carolina Cyclades TS800/1000 (or equivalent) Serial consoles for all hardware in the rtp.FreeBSD.org cluster
krion Germany, Duesseldorf Toshiba, Sony or IBM notebook with Intel processor 1 Ghz or higher, desirable with 256/512 RAM Ports development and testing
lioux Brazil AMD K6 processor 450Mhz or higher. 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 the 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 Athlon64/Opteron based machine for FreeBSD/amd64 testing. The primary use of this machine is to improve testing of machine independent code that affects the amd64 kernel. An example of this is the implementation and restructuring of the kernel debugging support.
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.
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 modest desktop system, Pentium 400MHz+, dual CPU if possible, 256mb ram,20gb hd -current development and testing
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
mux France Network cards listed on busdma project page. busdma conversion of network cards
mux France faster system than k6-2 400 machine, or faster socket 7 CPU, or MB/CPU/RAM set faster development
mux France laptop with serial port live kernel debugging
netchild Germany, Saarland 80 GB 2.5" HD (Fujitsu MHT2080AH, Samsung Spinpoint M40 (80G) or Hitachi Travelstar 4k80 (DK23FA)) I want to install more than one OS instance on my laptop
netchild Germany, Saarland USB to serial adapter use my laptop as a serial (debug) console
obrien Silicon Valley, USA Up to 3 PC133 ECC DIMM's [for Sun Blade 100]. FreeBSD/sparc64 development and testing
obrien Silicon Valley, USA Pegasos II/G4 (http://www.ultraspec.com/hardware.htm) FreeBSD/PowerPC development and testing
peter California, USA Rack mount AMD64 Opteron system. To make available on the developer cluster.
phantom Germany or Ukraine Notebook with Intel/AMD processor (1GHz or higher, 256/512Mb RAM, 40Gb or higher HDD) Continue jdk14 porting/improving activities, continue work on upcoming jdk15 release
phk Denmark Any or all IBM s390 CPU or access to partition on same. Our s390 port is getting pretty far along, and we now increasingly need to test on real hardware.
rwatson MD, USA Replacement SGI 1100 motherboard. Used in SMP network performance testing; original motherboard is damaged and I need to find a replacement. This may be a Intel ServerWorks motherboard of some sort.
rwatson MD, USA Gig-E copper switch with monitor port Gigabit ethernet switch for SMP network performance work, preferably with a monitor port so that I can trace packet flows and identify packet drops, etc, from an inactive third party system.
rwatson MD, USA Dual-processor 1GHz or faster 1U rackmount box with 64-bit PCI Need an additional SMP testbox with 64-bit PCI for network stack locking performance work. Since this is going in a remote development environment accessible to multiple developers, needs to be 1U (or 2U). Must have either on-motherboard 64-bit PCI copper gigabit ethernet, or at least one 64-bit PCI slot.
sam USA crypto devices (pci, pcmcia, cardbus cards, CPUs with builtin crypto support) For improving hardware crypto support
sam USA Sun workstation with US II or better and PCI slots Cross-platform crypto and device development
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.
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.
tobez Denmark i386 system, 400+MHz, 256+MB RAM, 20G+HD Testing ports (mostly perl-related) on -current
wilko the Netherlands Port replicator for a Compaq EVO N160 laptop. Compaq part# 238686-001 Get a serial port for use as a console to help get ACPI working on this machine.
will Indiana/Michigan, USA Network cards listed on busdma project page. busdma conversion of network cards
will Indiana/Michigan, USA On behalf of FruitSalad Project (based in Sweden), I'm requesting 1-2 sparc64 (UltraSPARC II) machines. The machines must already work on FreeBSD. Better KDE/FreeBSD support on this architecture.
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