Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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On the hardware side...
by Kochise on Sun 25th Nov 2012 11:42 UTC
Kochise
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2006-03-03

I'm using Jetway's industrial mini-ITX form factored factored with included CPU and GPU (one with VIA C7 and one with Intel Atom 330) that can be switched in-place at very little cost. If ever one gets out of order.

See there :

http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/J7F2.html (VIA C7)
http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/NC92.html (Atom 330)

Both accept daughter boards for easy expansion. You cen get them from there :

http://www.mini-itx.com/store/default.asp?c=34¤cy=1

Very high quality manufacture, long life capacitor are used. Not strong horse power, but very stable working and reliable hardware.

Next incarnation will be a cluster composed of AMD Fusion APU with OpenCL GPGPU processing shared amongst the whole system. Of course, I bet it'll be composed of Jetway motherboard due to their reliability :

http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=69

I've no stock into Jetway, it's just an honest testimony.

Kochise

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