Do you remember your first 1MB SIMM memory, which you got for $100? Yeah, it was around 1992.
Yesterday, while asking a friend supplier for a small web server component, I found a mini treasure with the new dual core Intel Atom onboard.
Interested in what Intel D945GCLF2 is capable of, I got one and it turned in my first PC under 100 euro!
It’s much faster than we need it for the new on-demand web service processing box.
Well, I agree that most of you will need a full-featured netbook with financial analysis processing power, but that’s not the current case (although you get 14.8 score for Business Winstone) and 5x faster MP3 and video encoding!
Others may say that it’s a bulk recession-friendly piece of hardware, but actually it’s more than most of us currently use in our daily work:
- 1 x Soldered Dual Core Intel Atom 1.6GHz 45nm processor
- 1GB DDR2 up to 2GB
- Intel 945GC chipset: 82945GC on the Northbridge, 82801GB ICH7 on the Southbridge
- GMA 950 integrated graphics
- S-Video output with HDTV encoder
- RealTek ALC662 codec with HDA and 6 channel audio
- SPDIFF header on motherboard
- 1x PCI slot, 8 USB2.0 ports, 1 x IDE, 2 x SATA2,
- 1 x VGA, 1 LPT, 1 RS232, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
- Rapid BIOS boot, Express BIOS Update
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, wake on USB, PCI, PS/2, Lan
- Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows XP Home and Pro, 32/64 bit support
…although my new industrial friend boots Linux from a USB flash…
All of that on a 17x17x3cm board with a maximum total power draw of 8W! Let’s see how it will perform in the web services controller.
Wow, that was a sunny and eco-friendly Sunday! Cheers and see you at the Room full for Mirrors movie tonight