[ILUG] Elara's HP server
gayleard at eircom.net
Sat Mar 21 13:20:26 GMT 2009
On Saturday 21 March 2009 10:29:55 Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 20 Mar 2009, at 22:09, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > I'd prefer a much smaller, lighter machine using less energy,
> > but I don't see any servers along those lines.
> If your goal is low energy, then you need to forget about conventional
> PCs and get some kind of home NAS such as a Buffalo Linkstation. Not
> about wake on lan support in these but if your reason to use wake on lan
> is to save power, be aware that these small NAS devices use much less
> than a regular PC anyway.
> Of course, you haven't said what you want the box to do, and it may be
> a NAS doesn't have the power for your needs, but if it does, it might
> be your
Thanks for your suggestion.
It's not really clear to me that something like the Buffalo Linkstation
would actually use less energy than a machine sleeping until wake-on-LAN?
(I see the Linkstation Mini, which seems to be the smallest, consumes 10w.)
Also, I'm not clear how the Linkstation would attach to the internet.
Does it contain an ADSL modem?
I should say that I do not know what I am talking about.
I'm not sure what sort of sleep a server like Elara's HP goes into.
I've been very struck by how little power my ancient Thinkpad T23 uses
when sleeping in RAM (I assume).
Some recent change in thinkpad-acpi under Fedora-10
seems to have improved the sleep-to-RAM facility enormously.
My Thinkpads (T43 and T23) go to sleep as soon as the lid is closed,
and seem to remain alive for much longer than they used to.
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