[nycbug-talk] last nights's nycebug meeting
Thu Aug 5 18:24:35 EDT 2004
George Georgalis wrote:
>On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 04:02:21PM -0500, Pete Wright wrote:
>>George Georgalis wrote:
>>>great meeting last night, not to mention the following 6 hrs of
>>>drinking and belligerence -- well pointless arguments at least.
>>>True to open spirit, I'm sending links to the via boards, as asked.
>>>I've most recently setup an EPIA M10000, looks like the new ML has a
>>>better integrated video, the CL has two net interfaces for firewalls. I
>>>chose via because the board runs at 17 watts, while providing 1Ghz
>>>cpu, 266 Mhz memory bus, a quiet fan and all integrated components,
>>>including 1394 firewire, 2 133 ata controllers, 5 channel audio (or
>>>spdif), video in/out and dedicated hardware for decoding DVDs (XFree86
>>>supports it). No serial boot, but net-booting is in bios and from
>>>there your kernel can give serial access. My setup is with a $25 sata
>>>controller and $130, 160Gb sata drive. And I use the http://idotpc.com
>>>"ITX-PC Aluminum 200W Silent Cube" which looks much nicer than the
>>>picture. 8x8x12" Is small, yet I have 2 disks in there in addition to
>>>full size cdrom -- it's all quiet and cool. I'm getting 42-50MB/sec
>>>in disk benchmarks. I've heard of people using striped raid sata for
>>>100Mb/sec video capture. Oh, the cpu is new arch but PII/mmx compatible.
>>i am sorta familiar with these boards, are they mini-atx form factor by
>>any chance? These would make a hell of a thin client or X terminal eh?
>well yes, and or multimedia jukebox. they look about twice the size of
>the Soekris boards and require separate memory modules (upto 1 GB). the
>600Mhz CL has two net interfaces, fanless cpu, dvd decoder and can be
>run with 12v powersupply.
>They were designed for kiosk / automotive / POS (point of sale, credit
>card processing) applications. Hobbiest put them in everything from Mac
>SE cases to cigar boxes, http://mini-itx.com/
>the next gen north bridge is designed to support GB ethernet, which
>could bring thin clients to the 5 channel audio, HDTV world...
yea these sound really interesting! well i guess i'll have to add this
to my list of gadgets that i'll need to check out ;)
email: pete at nomadlogic.org
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