[rescue] Recycled P4 machines - Re: Fixed LCD's?

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Fri Feb 14 11:35:17 CST 2014

On 02/14/14 12:31, newell+rescue at n5tnl.com wrote:
> At 11:13 AM 2/14/2014, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> I've been really thinking about whether I should develop a long-term
>> plan around using some newer low-power device, a mini-ITX platform or
>> something of the kind, but I don't really know enough about hardware in
> I generally estimate annual cost of 24x7 loads as $1/watt (8760 hours 
> in a year, so I'm assuming power is about $0.11/kw-hr). Stick a 
> kill-a-watt on some old computers and you might find new stuff looks 
> attractive!

Oh, I totally hear that.
Long-term, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to upgrade my NAS box
either.  But I'd almost certainly have to buy new disk controllers,
because I'm unlikely to find any modern commodity hardware with dual
PCI-X slots.

  Phil Stracchino
  Babylon Communications
  phils at caerllewys.net
  phil at co.ordinate.org
  Landline: 603.293.8485

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