Brian "Krow" Aker (krow) wrote,
Brian "Krow" Aker

The Mini Server, aka What I want in my backpack

For the last eight years or so I've wanted this sort of device (with of course the design needs going up over time).

Portable Server:
  • Runs Linux
  • Does not use batteries but instead uses wall power.
  • No monitor, just ethernet (use a boot loader via a web browser)
  • Does have USB (need this to load the OS via CDROM, but this could be skipped...)
  • Is under five pounds.
  • Solid state disk.
  • Suspend to disk.
  • Five pounds or less.
  • Dimensions of a book, but can be a bit thicker (needs to fit into my backpack)
  • 64bit, 4 or more cores
  • 4 or more gigs of RAM
  • Switching power supply (aka can use anywhere in the world)
  • Wireless would be a nice "have". I'll string cables though if need be...

    I feel like technology is getting closer to my needs...

    I trust no development that is done on 32bit machines with single processors, and if your tests don't push your environment past 2gigs I am skeptical as well.

    (...and yes this is because I work on server related stuff like MySQL, if you are working on embedded I wouldn't trust the work unless you tested it on machines with tiny amounts of memory).
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