[CentOS] Off-Topic: Low Power Hardware

Fri Jan 11 19:02:36 UTC 2013
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 11.01.2013 um 19:53 schrieb Bill Campbell:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013, SilverTip257 wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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?)
> I don't know about the power details, but we have used a fair
> number of small desktop boxes (mini-ATX I think) with Atom
> processors which are small, quiet, and low power.
> Typically they need a low-profile NIC.
> We have run various versions of CentOS back through 4 without
> problems.

it does not address all requirements but anyway :-)
this low power hw came into my mind http://pcengines.ch/alix2d13.htm