[rescue] Short-depth 1U x86 Systems

Zach Lowry zach at zachlowry.net
Sun Mar 9 10:19:23 CDT 2008

On Mar 9, 2008, at 9:46 AM, Jonathan Sturges wrote:

>> Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 18:46:41 -0600
>> From: Zach Lowry
>> Subject: [rescue] Short-depth 1U x86 Systems
>> To: The Rescue List
>> I'm looking for suggestions on a short depth x86 box. Similar to a
>> Netra X1 (1CPU, Dual HDs) but with a little more oomph. Maybe
>> something in the 1+GHz range. Anyone have any ideas on  such a  
>> system?
>> Oh, and I should mention, it should be able to run OpenBSD. That  
>> rules
>> out Nokia appliances and Cobalt x86 boxes.
>> --Zach
> I would think most of the 1U chassis designed for Mini-ITX boards  
> would be short-depth, though I haven't looked at these lately.  I  
> remember someone makes a dual (side-by-side) Mini-ITX 1U, which is  
> kinda neat.
> The VIA Mini-ITX systems are somewhat underpowered (though over 1  
> GHz), but Intel even has a few Mini-ITX boards now that should be  
> better (see http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/D201GLY2/index.htm) 
> .  The Intel boards should be plenty fast for you.  Don't know  
> specifically if any of these can run OpenBSD though.
> -Jonathan

I should probably also mention I need *cheap* things. :) Something in  
the $2-300 range would be best. If I can't find any x86 box for that  
cheap I'll just run PF on a couple of X1s. They certainly seem fast  
enough, just thought I might try to diversify my collection a little  



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