[lug] Low power servers.
qhartman at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 11:35:31 MST 2012
I use a Zotac nettop like this at work for displaying a NOC dash. It's
running Ubuntu and works very well. It's based on one of the AMD e350
Fusion chips, and I daresay it's over-powered for this application.
On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Aaron Nichols <anichols at trumped.org>wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM, Bear Giles <bgiles at coyotesong.com>wrote:
>> I've been a fan of atom-based 'booksize' systems (see newegg.com) in the
>> past but they may be hopelessly outdated now.
> I recently bought something like this and there are some reasonably modern
> systems available that are about the size of an apple mini. If you search
> 'nettop' on amazon or newegg you'll get some good examples. You can find a
> reasonable system for $300-$400 with an Atom or AMD equivalent processor
> and a few gig of ram. Some of these have USB3 and newegg has recently been
> running deals on some of them where you can get a 'free' SSD with certain
> I'm running openelec on mine off an SD card, but they should just as
> easily run a variety of Linux/BSD versions depending on the hardware.
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