[LINK] Leave on, or turn off?

Adam Todd link at todd.inoz.com
Fri Dec 1 11:43:07 AEDT 2006

At 04:25 PM 30/11/2006, Kim Holburn wrote:

>On 2006/Nov/30, at 3:57 PM, Adam Todd wrote:
>>At 02:15 PM 30/11/2006, Kim Holburn wrote:
>>>About 5 years ago I and a colleague installed a group of servers with
>>>no moving parts at all.  Mini-ITX systems with OS on flash memory, no
>>Hey I'm looking for something like that right now.  Any ideas?
>>I've exhausted my research and found nothing useful at all :(

Thanks Kim. Howard sent me a link to a different set too.

>Compact flash and a compact flash to IDE adapter.

Yep, best thing ever invented!  Got a few.  My Firewall is the most 
favoured one :)  Only fans in that box now are the Power Supply.  The CPU 
is a 486 :)

>>I just need some nice low end (pentium) fanless boards!
>I don't think pentiums do fanless - you have to go VIA and only the
>slow VIA chips.

That's the problem really.  Although as you and Howard have inspired my 
research again, and I've been thinking of parallel processing concepts 
using lower powered CPUs, maybe it's not an issue?

100 mbps LAN switched between four or six 266Mhz Motherboards might well be 
better solution, quieter and with no moving parts, providing for fault 
tolerant redundancy in case of a single failure (and how often does that 

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