The openSUSE build service becomes more and more a victim of his success: building constantly more than 300,000 packages for more than 43,000 developers needs really a lot of build power! And build power means not only CPU! It includes everything that you can expect from an IT infrastructure:
- CPU power
- RAM (the more, the better)
- Storage (temporary local, on the clients and also to store and distribute the results)
- electic power (and cooling, and maintenance, and manpower to maintain the hardware, …)
Thankfully our main sponsor SUSE allowed us now to buy some new hardware to replace some of the old machines that build software packages for over ten different distributions all day long.