[Ma-linux] Is this an instant server? What's the catch?
serge at wroclawski.org
Mon Apr 13 12:59:57 EDT 2009
On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 12:39:00PM -0400, Theodore Ruegsegger wrote:
> These solutions seem to be focused on putting storage online. While I
> will certainly do that, I also need to serve applications, mainly
> Apache with a PostgreSQL back end. It's not immediately clear to me
> whether I can do that with these devices, but I'll keep reading.
First, these devices use an ARM processor. You asked "Can I use any
distro I want?" and the answer is "Sure, so long as your distro supports
this architecture.", both in terms of the general platform and the
specific hardware in the distro.
Next you asked "Can it run my apps?" and the answer to that is also
"Yes, so long as your apps will run comfortably in an envionment
constrained heavily by memory and CPU."
These devices are interesting embedded devices- they're beefier than,
say a WRT45G, but they're quite similar in design. I've thought of a
number of uses for them, personally, but I wouldn't rely on them to do
any heavy processing.
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