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Re: industrial PC and OpenBSD
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: industrial PC and OpenBSD
- From: "dreamwvr_(_at_)_dreamwvr_(_dot_)_com" <dreamwvr_(_at_)_dreamwvr_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 11:28:59 -0600
On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 12:22:27PM -0400, Michael C. Ibarra wrote:
> And even better yet, they run on 12VDC. I've just built one
> for use in my car :) I did have to use a 110VAC power supply
> to build it though.
> Quoting Adrian Sanabria <adrian_(_at_)_afsthumper_(_dot_)_com>:
> > I don't think he is talking about rackmount servers. I think he is
> > talking about the little mini-ITX PCs that can be anywhere from the size
> > of a VCR, to the size of a VHS cassette, but still use x86 technology
> > (so that you don't have to use Embedded OSes that support ARM, XScale,
> > etc.).
> > To answer the question, we really need an example of the hardware you
> > are considering. The large majority of these PCs use Via C3 processors,
> > while others use WinChips or National-Semiconductor Geode processors. A
> > quick check of OpenBSD's supported hardware
> > (http://www.openbsd.org/i386.html#hardware) reveals that these are all
> > supported (woo-hoo!).
> > I actually have one of these little black boxes, and I'm planning to run
> > OpenBSD on it. I will send the dmesg when I've done so. It is the size
> > of a small VCR, and has a 233Mhz Geode, with 64MB of RAM, and an 8MB
> > Disk-on-Chip (HDD is optional). When operated without a hard drive it is
> > cool and silent.
very cool. So one could consider it sort of a 1/8U ? ;-)
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