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RE: Laptops as servers?
I know it's not a laptop but, We recently started looking at some of the new Sun Netra T1's they are fast, 1u high, come in 110AC or 12 (maybe 24 I forget offhand) volts DC. They are real workhorses and perform great for the size and all. If you configure it with low memory (sun gets a lot of cash for their memory) they are pretty cost effective. I know that valinux has some small 2u boxes but don't know if they have any dc versions. Derrick I don't work for sun. In fact I would like to see a generic version of these I could run BSD on. > -----Original Message----- > From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of > Jerry Scharf > Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 1:08 AM > To: Bennett Todd > Cc: [email protected] > Subject: Re: Laptops as servers? > > > > One thing I know to watch for is periodic battery replacement. It > turns out > that running a laptop with a battery in it with AC on all the > time will slowly > erode the life of the battery. I have no way to know how long you > can do this > before the batteries won't do what you were expected. Maybe a battery > replacement every couple years is all it takes. > > The other is that the I/O on laptops sucks compared to PCI. For > things that > aren't major traffic handlers (like your DNS and DHCP examples) > this is not a > hit. Do any of the O/Ss out there get full rate out of a 100bT PC card? > > jerry > > >