Wikipedia now giving away old servers

The Wikimedia Foundation announced Monday that they were retiring old servers, and they invited non-profit organizations to submit requests for the old servers. the offer is only open to USA based non-profits and you have to give them a good explanation as to how you plan to use it.

Most are over 3 years old, and they're not much by today's standards. Most systems (but possibly not all) have the following specifications:

  • Dual CPU 2.5 GHz
  • From 3GB to 24GB of RAM, depending on role.
  • Most have 80 GB or larger HDD (some have two hard drives, some drives are 160GB or possibly even 250GB)

Even so, they've already had several requests had have even started shipping the servers.

via Wikimedia blog

image by space lama

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