[App_rpt-users] Small System Recommendations

Robert Garcia robert at n5qm.com
Sun Jun 23 23:12:42 EDT 2013


That sounds  like an opportunity!  ;-)

Robert
N5QM

On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 10:03 PM, Ramesh Dhami <Ramesh at va3uv.com> wrote:
> 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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