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Re: 1 Watt server challange!

Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:03 pm

Gavinmc42 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:43 am
14+ servers :D
While not exactly what the original poster had in mind, I think this is a bigger win.
Using a Pi4 as a school Pinet server etc has been blown out of the water.

Some IT support guys will be interested or running for the hills :lol:
Racks of Picoblades filled with Pi4's?

This is more than just a Desktop Computer now.
I'm going to need more Pi4's :D
Why not just buy a desktop PC ? If a 300W desktop can run 300 or more 'Pi servers' then that's even better than a Pi, the biggest win, and likely cheaper than 300 Pi's and their PSU's.

Who needs a rack of Picoblades when a trip to PC World or even a local supermarket will get you all you need ? ;)

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Re: 1 Watt server challange!

Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:10 am

Why not just buy a desktop PC ?
I had one, it crashed the day my first Pi4 arrived, never bothered to fix it.
I don't "need" 300 servers, but a half dozen might be fun to play with and I have enough Pi's lying around now.
Just to learn some IT admin skills, perhaps compiler farm, backup and ebuild servers.

A docker for each OS variation?
Distributions are becoming like Languages, learn them all and use the ones that work.

I can sneak a few Pi's past finance, a new PC will need a lotto win :lol:
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