[App_rpt-users] Small System Recommendations

Robert Garcia robert at n5qm.com
Sun Jun 23 22:56:32 EDT 2013


Are you running Limey or one of the CentOS distributions on the HP boxes?


On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Ramesh Dhami <Ramesh at va3uv.com> wrote:
> 12VDC - but they seem to be happy with 13.8V
> I bought several off eBay.  I have paid as little as $25 for them and as much as $55.
> I'll have to look at the Neoware boxes - especially if they can handle the DSP functions.  Ben, are you running them in a simplex or full duplex application?
> Ramesh.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 2013-06-23, at 10:43 PM, Robert Garcia <robert at n5qm.com> wrote:
>> Ramesh and Ben,
>> Thank you for your suggestions.  I really like the pricepoint on those
>> Neoware boxes, it is worth ordering a few just to experiment with for
>> sure!
>> I will also check out the HP thin clients as they seem to be easily
>> available as well.  What is the input voltage on those Ramesh?
>> Robert
>> N5QM
>> On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 9:31 PM, Benjamin L. Naber <Benjamin at kb9lfz.com> wrote:
>>> Robert,
>>> I am using a Neoware CA-22. It is both server and node on one machine. I
>>> do not have any other machines for my allstar node. While watching top,
>>> the CPU has yet to get busier than 0.4. It is using DSP for audio, and
>>> runs without fail.
>>> It has 12Vdc input with a standard barrel plug. Not sure what the low
>>> voltage cut-off is, but it runs fine on a SLA battery that just came
>>> from an auto charger that goes to float after bulk charging brings it up
>>> to 14.1V. The current draw varies, usually above 500mA at idle, and
>>> about 750mA when I'm talking to or listening on the node.
>>> It has a 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 1GB flash drive. I used what I had,
>>> but you will have space left over if you are only able to get 512MB RAM
>>> and 512MB flash.
>>> I don't remember if I am using Limey Linux for VIA or i686. I am
>>> thinking it's the for for i686 as I tried loading other linux distros
>>> for VIA on there before I got into allstar and they just plain sucked
>>> and didn't work for garbage.
>>> ~Benjamin, KB9LFZ
>>> allstar node 28569
>>> On Sun, 2013-06-23 at 20:50 -0500, Robert Garcia wrote:
>>>> All,
>>>> I am looking for recommendations on small, preferably inexpensive,
>>>> systems that are capable of running on 12v to take advantage of the
>>>> redundant power systems at our sites.
>>>> I would like it to support at least two nodes running simpleusb as I
>>>> don't need the DSP processing capabilities.  The idea is that these
>>>> systems would be connected to a port on an existing controller.
>>>> I expect that HP thin clients are going to be my best bet, but there
>>>> seem to be many different models so I don't know where to begin.
>>>> Suggestions or thoughts?
>>>> Robert
>>>> N5QM
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