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Author:RalfCreated:04.09.2007 13:45
I'm team member of the server development team at Swyx. Everything I say on this blog is my private opinion and not that of my employer. This blog will mainly cover some private projects I've started around SwyxWare in the last years. Main focus is howto run a SwyxWare server 24/7 without expensive power bill using energy efficient hardware and virtualization techniques.

As one might know we have an exhibition centre here in Dortmund - so called "Westfalenhallen". And once a year there is an exhibition called "Hobbytronic". A lot of computer shops from Dortmund and most of bigger Online-shops for  IT and electronics offer mostly remaining or outdated stock. And sometimes one can make a good deal of it. So it happend that a good friend of mine visited the "Hobbytronic" and gave me a call

"Hey - here's an good offer for a MSI barebone for socket 370 with a two slot PCI raiser!"

We already discussed howto build a cheap and small server for SwyxWare some time ago and this offer was the start! He bought two of the basrbones  and started to implement the first homegrown SwyxWare. The barebone was a desktop PC with a so called LPX form factor. Very nice and tiny at 2001 when it first came out.

Here some information about it:

http://www.msi-computer.de/produkte/bare_idx_view.php?Prod_id=101

 

I already did some research on low power CPU and performance...

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