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

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Thu Mar 6 02:32:04 EST 2008

Sameer Verma wrote:
> 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 ji,
> I did a quick search for what other kind of caching proxy could be 
> used on a small footprint machine. For scenarios where squid may be 
> overkill, there is tinyproxy. http://tinyproxy.sourceforge.net/ It 
> seems to be inactive since 2004, but might be worth looking into. I'll 
> give it a shot maybe later this week.
> Sameer

So, it looks like tinyproxy is a non-caching proxy :-)

There is another project that looks promising: Varnish. 
http://varnish.projects.linpro.no/ Again, I haven't used it, but will 
give it a shot when time permits. The smaller the server footprint, the 


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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