[LINK] Leave on, or turn off?

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Fri Dec 1 12:51:36 AEDT 2006

On 2006/Dec/01, at 11:43 AM, Adam Todd wrote:
>> 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 happen?)

It depends what you want to do.  DNS doesn't need much CPU grunt,  
just lots of memory.

Having the OS etc on flash means you can pull the flash and plug it  
into a duplicate machine.

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