[App_rpt-users] HARDWARE QUESTION

Jeff Ackerman kg6uyz at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 15:27:17 EST 2012


I run a HP Neoware CA22 box, 1GHZ CPU, 1GB ram, 4GB Compact Flash card,
runs fine for me with 2 nodes, 1 repeater and 1 remote base.

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Bryan D. Boyle <bdboyle at bdboyle.com>wrote:

> On 2/14/12 2:27 PM, Sal P. De Franco wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have my allstar # now.
>>
>
> Welcome
>
>
>  I picked up a used computer.
>> Question:
>> How much memory is needed ?
>>
>
> I'm running with a gig.  Never hit swap.  Total system and apps are taking
> up 685 meg, rest is free.  Swap set for 2 gig, not using any of it.  Once
> it's loaded, it's pretty much resident and unless you're doing a lot of
> other things...won't change much from day to day.
>
> And that's for a 64 bit dual core Althon cpu/CentOS to match
>
>
>  How big a hard drive is needed ?
>>
>
> Here's my specs:
> disk  used  free   % use
>
> 287G  3.1G  270G   2% /
>
> plus 100 meg for the /boot partition.
>
> So...I'm thinking you can get away with a pretty minimal disk.  But,
> considering that spindles are so cheap...even for 7200rpm drives...
>
> Doesn't take much (well, not running a gui, either...and a LOT less than
> Window$).  That's for a system supporting 5 hardware interfaces and a hub.
>
> One suggestion would be to pick up a USB card that will fit into a bus
> slot on the motherboard.  On-board USB ports have a bad habit of not
> passing data fast enough...leading to choppy audio.  The 4-port cards are,
> IIRC, about 40. at the local big box.
>
> This is my rig here...others will chime in, I'm sure...
>
> --
> Bryan
> In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.
> Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.
> You may quote me.
>
> Sent from my MacBook Pro.
>
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Jeff Ackerman
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