[Server-devel] $400 computer for Haiti

George Hunt georgejhunt at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 17:58:30 EST 2013

Hi all,

The Haiti deployment we are preparing for, made $400 available for a
server, and power is available. What hardware has been the question.  Tony
had lots of experience with Atom processors, and suggested nettop boxes. My
research has led me to the following:

$193 Zortec celeron processor

$75 8GB Memory --

$86 WD blue 1TB drive --

Total $354 + tax

Per Tim Moody's suggestion, I consulted

The Atom processor d535 has a passmark score of 693
The celeron, for about the same price, selected in this proposal, has
passmark score of 1215
The i3 version of the Zortac box is $130 more and its passmark score is 3833

Of course, cpu benchmarks are not the only issue. I think it has been
suggested more money should be put into memory, when trying to serve many

Soliciting inputs . . .

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