Re: [OxLUG] SFF linux workstation/server

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Author: Jamie Lokier
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] SFF linux workstation/server
Gregory Matthews wrote:
> Philip Armstrong wrote:
> >On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 01:39:04PM +0100, Gregory Matthews wrote:
> >>this machine will be headless, its basically going to be a glorified
> >>NAS box for 3rd party hard disks.
> >
> >Another option is to buy a dedicated NAS box then. Something like one
> >of the Buffalo or QNAP boxes.
> thought about that, main concerns are bandwidth and whether these
> embedded devices are x86 or MIPS/ARM... We would need to modify the OS
> anyway as they will be required to do some fairly specialised custom stuff.

The MIPS/ARM ones tend to be quite underpowered, even using the
firmware that comes with them.

-- Jamie