[hackspacebristol] Hardware donations

amias parsnip at amias.net
Mon Nov 14 16:35:43 UTC 2011


On Mon, 2011-11-14 at 16:15 +0000, James Womack wrote:
> Well, they just need to be fairly modern so they have modern
> instruction
> sets. The project is actually just a "toy" cluster, so I can learn
> about
> management and construction of a cluster (and have some fun), so it
> won't
> be running for long periods or doing serious work. I suppose I could
> build
> a cluster using Atom chips (it really needs to be x86 or x86_64), but
> getting hold of Atom mobos will probably be more expensive. 

a good balance would be pentium-m 770 (dothan core , 2.13ghz) , zippy
but 1/4 of the energy of a full on pentium 4.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_M

Toodle-pip
Amias




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