[Beowulf] Clusters and Distro Lifespans
James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Jul 21 20:42:04 EDT 2006
At 05:06 PM 7/21/2006, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>On Fri, 21 Jul 2006, Jim Lux wrote:
>>That's sort of the model, though.. Except with the disk drive built in.
>>There ARE small network attached storage devices available, intended for
>>the home server market, but last time I looked (about a year ago), they
>>all seemed to require loading a special application on your PC or MAC for
>>access, probably so they could implement some sort of future Digital
>>Rights Management. The market is so competitive, I can't imagine that
>>they'd make money with the hardware alone, so I assume their idea would
>>be to get decent penetration, and then sell the capability to, for
>>instance, store (legally) downloaded music and/or video in connection
>>with a third party content provider. They all had quasi whizbang media
>>player type software that ran in connection with their thing (store your
>>MP3s on our server and play them on your PC!).
>Righty-ho, but if you get two little paperback USB drives and work for a
>minute or two with duct tape, you can accomplish "built in". Or if you
>prefer you could put a swatch of velcro on the sides of the slug and
>bottom of the drive -- that would make it a bit simpler to remove them.
Duct tape.. now you're talking!.. baling wire might not be bad too.
Actually, you'd also need a little battery pack/wall wart to feed 5V to the
slug (which I assume comes with it) and that would feed power to the USB2
Hmmm.. a weekend project lurks... it's 105 degrees here, so a nice indoor
project has real appeal.
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