By robs on Oct 12, 2008
The equipment pictured on the left is part of a pilot Open Lab project here at the Sun China Engineering and Research Institute (ERI). The team is experimenting with is a lab of equipment totally accessible to the outside network. Previous labs have been setup with internal (or SWAN) access. This has presented many security issues when trying to also share equipment with an outside network.
Much of this equipment will be available for free use as part of the OpenSolaris Test Farm initiative, which will be officially launched shortly. Some of the other equipment is available to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to test their offerings with OpenSolaris. Still more is made available to our partners for file transfers, netinstalls, and other uses.
Being involved with projects such as this is one of the very gratifying things about working at ERI.
PS... we'll be demonstrating the OpenSolaris Test Farm at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum in Taipei October 20th and 21st. Be sure to come by the booth if you're at the event!