low power linux box

John Thompson JohnThompson at new.rr.com
Tue Sep 7 19:56:03 UTC 2004

d l wrote:

> x86 is not the best option if you are looking for good
> performance/watt. Arms and mips rules in these area.
> PlayStation 2 can be a good cheap mips based linux box for
> example. It can do pretty much all what a x86 linux box
> can do, but will 1/10 the power comsumption.

Hmm. My SGI Indy (mips; running Debian) still seems to get plenty warm.
   And DPMS doesn't seem to be as well supported at least on the SGI
hardware (the screen blanks, but no suspend/power-off).


-John (john at os2.dhs.org)

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