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    SlimServer on mini-ITX

    I'm considering building a new server using a mini-ITX M/B & Linux combo and was wondering whether anyone has done this already, and what they think of its performance running SlimServer. I'm looking at driving a max of 3 SB3s with flacs...

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

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    SlimServer on mini-ITX

    > I'm considering building a new server using a mini-ITX M/B & Linux combo
    > and was wondering whether anyone has done this already, and what they
    > think of its performance running SlimServer. I'm looking at driving a
    > max of 3 SB3s with flacs...


    No flacs, but up to 5 players (SliMP3/SB1/SBG/SB2):
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpo...90&postcount=5

    I'm very happy with it. It's based on my SlimCD linux, of course ;-)

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    Thanks Michael. You've given me some new ideas to mull over.

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    memory required

    How much memory would folks recommend to run Slimserver on a dedicated linux box?

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    Re: SlimServer on mini-ITX

    > How much memory would folks recommend to run Slimserver on a dedicated
    > linux box?


    If it's really slimserver only (no X Window, no Apache) 256 should do fine.

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    Re: SlimServer on mini-ITX

    On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 04:02 -0800, marcus wrote:
    > How much memory would folks recommend to run Slimserver on a dedicated
    > linux box?


    As much as you can. Linux or not, computers love memory and its cheap.
    I ran for well over a year on a P-3 500 with 386MB. When I replaced
    that box, I got an AMD 2200+ or so and put a gig of ram.

    I don't know if all the gig is needed, but it was too cheap
    not to put in.

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    Re: SlimServer on mini-ITX

    > As much as you can. Linux or not, computers love memory and its cheap.

    What for? I have 512MB. With SlimServer, Apache, MySQL, Squid,
    Spamassassin, Samba and some more tasks running Linux uses almost half of
    it as buffers. Slimserver's database uses <10MB - it can easily be held in
    the cache.

    My little SlimCD based box (which is really dedicated to slimserver) uses
    a little more than 100MB.

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    Re: SlimServer on mini-ITX

    On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 16:12 +0100, Michael Herger wrote:
    > > As much as you can. Linux or not, computers love memory and its cheap.

    >
    > What for?


    Because all computers love memory.
    Doesn't mean that they all need a specific amount.

    > My little SlimCD based box (which is really dedicated to slimserver) uses
    > a little more than 100MB.


    Which says that for your library and usage patterns and performance
    requirements, not a lot is needed. I'm not disputing that.

    Because memory is so cheap, I keep adding it until it stops
    improving things. There are other things to optimize, IMHO.

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    My plan (having given up on using my desktop (too noisy / power hungry) and a cobalt raq 3 that I had lying around (too old/awkward) is to build a mini-itx box as cheaply as possible. It will just run slimserver and samba. Sure the difference between 256 Mb and 512 is probably only 20 quid but if I don't need to spend the extra cash then why do it?

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    Re: SlimServer on mini-ITX

    On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 07:48 -0800, marcus wrote:
    > My plan (having given up on using my desktop (too noisy / power hungry)
    > and a cobalt raq 3 that I had lying around (too old/awkward) is to
    > build a mini-itx box as cheaply as possible. It will just run
    > slimserver and samba. Sure the difference between 256 Mb and 512 is
    > probably only 20 quid but if I don't need to spend the extra cash then
    > why do it?


    Memory sizes sometimes drive decisions. If you have a two slot
    motherboard, and fill both with 128MB each (can you even by these
    anymore?). and decide to upgrade, you have to throw out the small ones
    and go bigger. The economics of memory pricing is weird. Sometimes
    twice the size is only 25% more money.

    I found that on the SS 5.4 that I used to run, the difference
    between 256MB and 384 was huge. Since the 6.* series
    have more cool features, one expects it to also need
    more memory. But it might.

    The key is don't box yourself into a corner.
    Software always adds features, slows down and needs more
    of everything.

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