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A compile farm is a server farm, a collection of one or more servers, which has been set up to compile computer programs remotely for various reasons. Uses of a compile farm include:

One example of a compile farm was the service provided by SourceForge until 2006. The SourceForge compile farm was composed of twelve machines of various computer architectures running a variety of operating systems, and was intended to allow developers to test and use their programs on a variety of platforms before releasing them to the public. After a power spike destroyed several of the machines[1] it became non-operational some time in 2006, and was officially discontinued[2] in February 2007.

Other examples are:

References

  1. ^ http://sitedocs.sourceforge.net/status/support_cfstatus.html Archived September 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Smørgrav, Dag-Erling (May 20, 2007). "The end of SourceForge as we know it". May Contain Traces of Bolts. Archived from the original on May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018. the compile farm is no more. SourceForge discontinued it in February, without warning