MusicBrainz' servers are smoking and generally overloaded these days.
Fortunately, we have one more unused server that needs drives and a
RAID controller before we can use it. Rich Gibson, a friend of
MusicBrainz has even pledged a place for us to stash the server for
So, to make that happen I would like to kill two birds with one stone:
1. Get you a tax deduction before tax year 2005 comes to a close
2. Get more hardware to bring another server online.
This will allow us to bring one new server online. This new server
would be used for Picard tagging, calculating indexes for Picard and
the upcoming PimpMyTunes command line tagger. Before too long we
would also perform all MusicBrainz searches with this machine. This
would give much better search results and lighten the load on the
main database server.
From now until the end of the year, if we collect $500, I will
* Two Ultra 320 SCSI 36Gb drives for about $150 each
* One Adaptec Zero Channel RAID controller for about $200
and then boot the server and put it to use as outlined above. If we
collect $1000, I will also purchase the following to upgrade zim (the
all purpose server) from the current single drive configuration that
is too small for our current needs:
* One SATA RAID Controller for about $250
* Two SATA150 200Gb Seagate drives for $150 each
If you feel like MusicBrainz needs more capacity and/or you could use
a tax break on this year's taxes, please make a donation today!