OT: Lowest-power small server solutions

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 11:56:57 CST 2005


Jules Richardson wrote:
>> This may be appropriate for another list, but it seems to me that there's
>> plenty of applicable knowledge here.
>>
>> Right now, we're using an older Compaq Deskpro P3-600 box as our incoming
>> Linux server.  Basically, it connects with the DSL modem and contains IP
>> masquerading, DNS caching, firewall and fetchmail/procmail/qmail tasks
>> (SpamAssassin included).  It runs 24x7 with no problem, as it has for the
>> last 5 or 6 years.  Built like a tank.
> 
> 
> Would an offering from one of the various UNIX vendors be a possibility? 
> Sun / SGI / HP or something? I'm thinking that getting away from any 
> kind of Intel CPU would be a good place to start, plus of course you 
> don't need any kind of framebuffer then either (unlike a PC) and can 
> just use a serial console on the (very rare) occassions when you'd need 
> to be physically at the machine.

I would suggest the RS/6000 B50.

Peace...  Sridhar



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