[rescue] Small servers (was Re: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100)

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sat May 3 22:49:12 CDT 2008

>From: Steven M Jones <smj+rescue at crash.com>
>Date: 2008/05/03 Sat PM 02:04:52 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: [rescue] Small servers (was Re: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100)

>Shannon wrote:
>>> The project is to build a tiny dedicated server, and by tiny I mean  
>>> I'd like it to be as small as no bigger than a small switch... 2  
>>> inches high, 6x6 or something.
>My first thought was of a Soekris box. My second thought was, "Wait, how 
>slow are those CPUs?"  And thirdly, they definitely need a plug wart. On 
>the other hand, the low power consumption is ideal when they meet your 
>Then Lionel wrote:
>> Intel Little Valley D201GLY2A [0] might be a good choice - it runs about $70, 
>So my question is, how's the support for using it in a headless 
>configuration? The thing I liked about Intel's ISP 1x00/2x00 servers was 
>that they supported serial consoles in the BIOS. Maybe not perfectly, 
>but well enough to avoid those obnoxious "remote access" kludges.

No serial console support on the Intel board, but is has serial port so your OS can have a serial port (small consolation I know, but it is something ;^)


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