[App_rpt-users] Small System Recommendations

Ramesh Dhami Ramesh at va3uv.com
Sun Jun 23 23:03:22 EDT 2013


ACID, which doesn't help!

AFAIK, Limey is only for certain motherboards.  

R.

Sent from my iPhone

On 2013-06-23, at 10:56 PM, Robert Garcia <robert at n5qm.com> wrote:

> Ramesh,
> 
> Are you running Limey or one of the CentOS distributions on the HP boxes?
> 
> Robert
> N5QM
> 
> 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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