[Server-devel] XS procurement recommendations (new hardware - Nosy Komba, Madagascar)
mseaton at ekindling.org
Sun Apr 15 10:50:18 EDT 2012
Correction on that OLPC France link: http://olpc-france.org/ my bad.
On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Mitchell Seaton <mseaton at ekindling.org>wrote:
> Dear all XS Server devel's,
> The OLPC France <http://www.olpcfrance.org/> team is looking to provide a
> new XS server machine for their deployment in Nosy Komba<http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Nosy_Komba>.
> The current XS is not functional due to a current failed disk (cause to be
> discovered). Myself, and Adam Holt are planning work with Xavier (OLPC
> France), to help support the installation and final configuration of this
> new machine during June this year. We thought it's important to consult the
> community here ahead of this purchase decision.
> Firstly, we'd like to seek some clear hardware suggestion(s) for a
> potential new XS. Solar/batteries are current powering method at the
> deployment site. XO volume to be currently supported is 160, and should
> allow room for additional deployments. I believe, the investment should be
> positioned for min. 5yrs lifespan, and to cope in local heat, humidity,
> salt, dust, conditions.
> We're aware of some hardware that has been working in the field - I've
> particular noted MSi (WindBox) machine has been working successfully in
> Nepal, Haiti and Philippines (George's donation). This is also a follow-up,
> in some ways, on George's previous thread although more for deployment than
> testing/dev. We're not looking at any XO-1.5/XO-1.75 for form-factor, or
> ARM as a platform (know this will come and be more stable in future
> releases to come). Low-power is a priority, this will help conserve more
> power supply for XO charging. I assume we are still looking at 32-bit x86
> arch and potentially preferring Atom processors (unless otherwise advised).
> Any current models in the marketplace for recommendation?
> Purchase of requirement machine looks to be possible from France/EU for
> deliver to Madagascar by the deployment/volunteer team (end of May).
> It's crucial to identify the hardware choice relatively soon (during next
> month period). The machine will likely be pre-configured by Xavier prior to
> Look forward to your comments here.
> Mitchell Seaton
> eKindling Technology Support
> mseaton at ekindling.org
eKindling Technology Support
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