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tegner at nada.kth.se
Mon Jun 2 03:18:48 EDT 2003
I have used the Via Epia Mini-ITX board (EPIA M9000), and I would not
recommend it on any application heavy on floating point operations. In
my experience (CFD) it is closer to a 300 MHz Celeron than a 600 (but I
guess it depends on the application...).
Gerry Creager N5JXS wrote:
> I've got a Via Epia Mini-ITX board I've gotten for another project.
> We loaded RH 9 via PXE-Boot (with particular thanks to RGB!), as in, a
> normal install rather than diskless boot. Works great. I've got the
> slowest, equivalent to a 600 MHz Celeron, but that's all I needed for
> this project... in fact, overkill.
> Runs pretty cool, even with just the 2 puny little case fans, and can
> be driven off a 12v Wall Wart (?tm?; should I trade mark it? no...)
> at less than 5a. The wart I have is rated for 4.5a, but I've not
> measured it yet.
> Built-on sound, video, USB, 1394, ethernet, and video out.
> Mike Eggleston wrote:
>> On Thu, 29 May 2003, Robert wrote:
>>> these guys make small foot print 1U rackmountable low powered units
>>> and they can also be wall mounted, real cool units for clusters for
>>> for $499..
>> I had not read of the Via chips and had been planning to use the AMD
>> chips. Are the via chips ok? Will they run linux/mosix ok? Any specific
>> thoughts about them?
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