[lug] Low power servers.
bgiles at coyotesong.com
Wed Dec 26 12:52:15 MST 2012
Hmm, or maybe I'm thinking of 'set-top' box... :-)
On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Bear Giles <bgiles at coyotesong.com> wrote:
> I did embedded net-top work years ago so I always think of that including
> the hardware for cable TV, or at least the connections for you to put in
> the cable-provided adapter, but I'm probably weird that way. My system is
> old enough that it doesn't have HDMI out but I think all of them do now. It
> also only has 1 GB of memory. :-(
> It's surprising how much you can do with them - mine's currently running
> postgresql + tomcat to support a java dev environment (artifactory,
> subversion, sonar, etc.) I wouldn't use it in an office with 20 developers
> but for one or two people it's a good functionality/power consumption
> On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM, Quentin Hartman <qhartman at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 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 the past but they may be hopelessly outdated now.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 models.
>>> 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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