June 21, 2005
Feature: Git And The Linux Kernel Archives
The Linux Kernel Archives provides an assortment of methods for obtaining the Linux Kernel source code. In an earlier article [story] we spoke with H. Peter Anvin who has been maintaining kernel.org since its inception in 1997. In the beginning it operated on a generic PC connected to the Internet through a shared T1 housed by Transmeta Corporation. Since those early days, it has been upgraded several times to finally reach the current configuration which includes multiple ProLiant DL585 4-way dual-core Opterons donated by HP, each with 24 gigabytes of RAM and 10 terabytes of disk space. Both of the servers have a full gigabit connection to the Internet donated by Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.