Contributed by dwc on from the help-openbsd-help-you dept.
Update (Jan 31 2008, 00:06:28 CET): We have reached our goal.
Thanks to everyone who donated and a special thanks to Navan Carson who
went to great lengths to complete his donation.
Again, thanks for making it possible for Marco to support PCIe RAID HW.
Please continue to support your favorite OS here.
Johan M:son Lindman writes:
Recently the switch from PCI to PCI Express has become very apparent in the RAID hardware segment. Most new RAID hardware is developed using the PCIe bus.
Marco Peereboom (marco@) one of OpenBSD primary RAID hardware developers needs a PCIe system to be able to add support for controllers such as the Dell PERC 6i in the mfi(4) driver. Additionally Marco will be working on adding support for new Fusion-MPT controllers in mpi(4), QLogic controllers in isp(4)/qli(4) as well as fixing bugs and maintaining other RAID drivers.
The system we are looking at is a Dell PE T105 server which has plenty of slots to add various PCIe equipment. This system with options will cost US $800 including shipping so we are asking for donations to that amount.
Marco has asked that I handle the donations, hence please send your donation via paypal to my account firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for helping OpenBSD.
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