[Server-devel] Everex gpc mini - an option for the XS?

John Watlington wad at laptop.org
Mon Mar 3 22:37:03 EST 2008

Ah, their Mac Mini knockoff.  Great price (strangely identical to that
of the Mac Mini).  I'm not sure about the reliability under high
temperatures (have to see a picture of the motherboard to start
assessing that), and I'll bet a dinner that it has an internal fan to
keep that Intel baby cool.

IMO, a system that requires a fan to keep the processor from
catching fire is absolutely not acceptable.   I've seen too many
of them fail, followed in less than an hour by a charred chipset.
A system that uses a fan to reduce the overall system
temperature and extend the life of the disk drives is acceptable.

Thanks for the pointer,

On Mar 3, 2008, at 9:56 PM, Bryan Berry wrote:

> A neat little device and off-the-shelf too
> Wad, I know you are looking to build your own XS from scratch, but  
> with
> a little custom ruggedization this Everex gpc could be a great XS.
> I don't know the power usage for it. To work as a squid cache it would
> need more RAM
> Hardware Specifications
> 1.86GHz Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2130 (1MB L2  
> Cache,
> 1.86GHz, 533MHz), 120GB Hard Disk Drive, 512MB DDR2 667 SDRAM, DVD 
> +/-RW,
> Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator GMA950, Realtek ALC268 High- 
> Definition
> Audio, (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port, (1) DVI-I Port, (1) S-Video  
> Port,
> (1) IEEE 1394 Port, (4) USB 2.0 Ports, (1) 4-in1 Media Card Reader,  
> (1)
> Headphone/Line-Out Port, (2) Microphone/Line-In Port
> http://www.everex.com/products/gpc_mini/gpc_mini.htm
> -- 
> Bryan W. Berry
> Systems Engineer
> OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org
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