thinking inside the box

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn@rbii.com
Thu, 30 Jan 2003 21:28:04 -0500


On Thursday 30 January 2003 05:53 pm, Tom wrote:
> Cost effective linux able platfrom with an ethernet port, only moving p=
art
> is a cd drive..compact....off the shelve from a Kmart...powerfull enoug=
hto
> run a ptp node setup....
>
> I hate to say this....Xbox....PS2....

Nah. There's a cool board from VIA

  http://www.viavpsd.com/product/epia_m_spec.jsp?motherboardId=3D81

that has everything you need, and no fan (solid state power supply should=
 be=20
fine too... I hear 60W is good enough). It has firewire, which is a prett=
y=20
good interconnect... so you stack 'em up, connect them together, and you =
have=20
a cheap cluster. They run Linux just fine.

  http://www.mini-itx.com/

Has a few interesting bits.