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Hardware: Bespin is a virtual machine under Xen, (2) vCPUs, each Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5160 @ 3.00GHz, 3GB virtual RAM
History: Bespin was named for the City in the Clouds from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. It was originally live at Pacific Rim Network, but profitable corporations don't like freeloaders, so it was kicked out. Bespin was stored at The University of Washington in a dorm room, but the student hosting it stopped going to school there. That leads us to...
The Present: Bespin is generously hosted by OpenAccess Network Services (openaccess.org).