Opinion request about a file server

Tim Judd tajudd at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 22:33:47 UTC 2009

On 6/5/09, Gabriel Lavoie <glavoie at gmail.com> wrote:
> Much less than a Pentium 4! Exactly I don't know. This server is a
> normal PC with a 380W PSU (still too much for the hardware). The funny
> thing is that the CPU in it (Pentium Dual Core E5200 45nm) is supposed
> to draw under 4W of power when idle with EIST enabled. This power draw
> on Intel 45nm CPUs had been tested with a Core 2 Quad! What I can say
> is that this server uses a lot less power than the Pentium II (dual
> CPU) it replaced and it's much more powerful. It really made a
> difference in my electricity bill.
> 2009/6/5 Chris Rees <utisoft at googlemail.com>:
>> 2009/6/5 Gabriel Lavoie <glavoie at gmail.com>:
>>> I think my file/print/mail server is a bit overkill:
>>> http://w3.mutehq.net:8008/sysinfo/
>> What a waste... How much power does that chug??
>> Chris
>> --
>> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
>> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
>> A: Top-posting.
>> Q: What is the most annoying thing in a mailing list?

And my ALIX based boards with 1" microdrives run just as well as a
router, plus I got a CVS mirror on it, NFS server, and I will be
adding webserver and maybe mail to it too.  They're not GHz machines,
but for a routing platform, how often do you even hit 200MHz?  The
500MHz ALIX board is doing beautifully for me.  silent, too.

Have a good weekend, all.


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