reecommendations for an 'appliance" platform ?
petefrench at ticketswitch.com
Sat Jun 13 20:13:38 UTC 2009
> I'm not 100% sure, but fairly sure that you'll have a hard time
> finding something that combines the low-power standalone type spec with
> a 64-bit capable processor. Once you get the higher-end processor,
That was my experiense when shopping around yes - annoying as I
don't need anything particularly low power (it ain't going to
be my leccy bill :-).
> becomes a more likely failure point, and so on. Can you elaborate a
> bit more on which parts of that system spec you really need - do you
> need the GigE? Two ethernets? The external SATA?
It needs to be:
1) Complete as purchased - I dont want to build a machine
2) Capable of having a simple boot device (e.g. CF card) dropped in
3) At least one ether port. 100 meg will do.
4) Small enough to be posted to the end user
5) Cheap - under 400 euros, preferably 300
I do not really care about processor speed, or memory, or power
consumption. It needs to run FreeBSD, and I would prefer amd64
as we havent written or used any of our code on 32 bit in a long
time, and I would feel uneasy that there might be laten bugs in
it if we simply recompiled it for 32 bit.
> I bought one of these from them last year:
Thanks for the links - thats pretty interesting! I notice the newer
ones are also Atom based, so similarly spec'd to what I was
looking at, but they may be more suitable.
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