As far as hardware goes, if some were donated would PAIR allow installation? What hardware is in use now? Is there some documentation about this around?
That isn't necessary. We (pair) are already donating all of the hardware and bandwidth that perlmonks is using for free. Presently that includes three of our quickserve dedicated servers. We've also indicated to vroom that we'd gladly add another server if he thought it would make a difference. But right now, I think the plan is to try to improve the code a bit. You can only throw so much hardware at a problem before it doesn't make much of a difference any more. :)