Public accessible Debian Machine

January 2nd, 2003

Hewlett-Packard (HP) offers public access to several machines running Debian GNU/Linux through their Test Drive program. Software authors and prospective users are offered an account on those machines in order to find out more about Debian GNU/Linux and a particular HP hardware. Four architectures are supported (Alpha, PA-RISC, IA-32 and IA-64). Compilers are installed to that software authors can test whether their software compiles on those platforms.

Hewlett-Packard offers access to the following four architectures:

Intel (IA-32) ProLiant DL360 G2 1.4GHzSMP
Intel (IA-64) rx2600 Itanium II SMP
Alpha (alpha) XP1000a 1@667MHz UP
Alpha (alpha) DS20 2@500MHz SMP
PA-RISC (hppa)rp5470 1@550MHz UP

The Test Drive Program is a free service of HP. Its main purpose is to provide developers with access to new HP hardware running various HP and third party operating systems and applications. When you register, you get a free shell account you can use to log into the wide variety of systems on the Test Drive network and try out the software and operating systems running on them.

Test Drive gives you the opportunity to try out combinations of hardware, operating systems, and software before you buy them. For developers, it also gives you the opportunity to ensure your software runs on hardware, software, and operating system combinations which you may not have available to you locally.

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