[CentOS] Off-Topic: Low Power Hardware

Fri Jan 11 14:55:03 UTC 2013
SilverTip257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com>


I'm slightly off-topic here, but it is somewhat CentOS related!

I'm in search of some hardware that consumes a low amount of power for use
as a test-bed for Linux, various coding projects, and LAN services.

1) Low power consumption (10-15W ... maybe 30W at most)
2) Must run Linux without too much fuss (CentOS or otherwise)
3) Must have two NICs (fast ethernet or better)
4) Memory - 1GB or better
5) Can be configurable either via serial or VGA.
6) Accepts a normal hard drive, not CF -- drive capacity is my concern.
7) spare PCI slot is a _plus_ (extra NICs or whatever else)
8) I'd like to keep the physical footprint to a minimum (size of a 1U
switch or so?)

Old Sun/Cobalt hardware (Raq4) from the early 2000s was brought to my
attention by a friend, but that hardware is in low supply and the prices
are outrageous for the specs/age of machine.

*** I'm curious if there's certain hardware that you folks are using and
fit all/most of my criteria. ***
It would be cool if they made a Raspberry Pi with dual onboard NICs, but it
still doesn't cut it since it takes SD cards and not a hard drive.

Have a great Friday!
Thanks for any feedback.
//  SilverTip257  //