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    Low Powered Server

    I'm considering replacing my current Squeezebox server computer with an Atom-powered desktop likely running Win XP with 1-2 GB of RAM.

    Will this low-powered processor have any trouble with a couple of Booms and a Duet?

    If it works, it would cut my electricity usage.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jimzak; 2009-09-26 at 16:52.
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    SBS 7.9 - i7 nuc - Win 10 64bit
    5 Booms, 2 Radio, 3 Touch, 1 Duet, 5 piCorePlayers including 3 touchscreen, 1 Avy
    2 controllers, various tablets/phones
    Apps including iPeng, Squeeze Ctrl etc.
    Library: 250,000+ FLAC/MP3 files - 16 TB HD

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    No problem at all.

    The incoming Touch is able to run the server, without the web interface.

    For examples of what is possible even with the heavy web interface, have a look at:
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=67010
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=63651
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=67902 (and this funny entry)

    (go to the 1/3-party hardware, linux and DIY forums, you'll find plenty of advice.)

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    Acer

    There is an Acer home server running Windows Home Server on an Atom processor.

    It will accept up to 4 TB of storage.

    Will Windows Home Server run Squeezecenter?
    http://zzzone.net
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    SBS 7.9 - i7 nuc - Win 10 64bit
    5 Booms, 2 Radio, 3 Touch, 1 Duet, 5 piCorePlayers including 3 touchscreen, 1 Avy
    2 controllers, various tablets/phones
    Apps including iPeng, Squeeze Ctrl etc.
    Library: 250,000+ FLAC/MP3 files - 16 TB HD

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzak View Post
    ... Will Windows Home Server run Squeezecenter?
    Yes. From 7.4 on there will even be a special version for WHS.

    Teus

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzak View Post
    I'm considering replacing my current Squeezebox server computer with an Atom-powered desktop likely running Win XP with 1-2 GB of RAM.

    Will this low-powered processor have any trouble with a couple of Booms and a Duet?

    If it works, it would cut my electricity usage.
    I am running SC on a Shuttle X27 with 2G of RAM (http://www.tomshardware.com/news/shu...atom,6228.html). I run Ubuntu Lunix on it, though, not Windows. It runs like a charm, and just draws 27W total at full load. SC performance is excellent. I got it on Ebay for $150. It will pay for itself in power savings surprisingly quickly given the fact power can run as high as 26 cents per kwh around here at times.

    Attached a system monitor screen shot, streaming Pandora to 3 players (I think) and with several Firefox windows open - and the system monitor app itself of course. And it is driving a 1600x1200 monitor with extra visual effects.
    Last edited by pablolie; 2009-09-27 at 12:27.
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    Server: Win10 and LMS 8.1.0
    System: SB Touch -optical-> Benchmark DAC2HGC -AnalysisPlus Oval Copper XLR-> NAD M22 Power Amp -AnalysisPlus Black Mesh Oval-> KEF Reference 1
    Other Rooms: 2x SB Boom; 1x SB Radio; 1x SB Classic-> NAD D7050 -> Totem DreamCatcher + Velodyne Minivee Sub
    Computer audio: workstation -USB-> audioengine D1 -> Grado RS1/Shure 1540

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    I run it on a Sheevaplug, consumes just 3 watt. You can connect a usb drive or mount any network share with your music files. No problems serving 3 booms and a classic at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven22 View Post
    I run it on a Sheevaplug, consumes just 3 watt. You can connect a usb drive or mount any network share with your music files. No problems serving 3 booms and a classic at the same time.
    Since you have to store the music files on another device (e.g. external hard drive) which must also be running, isn't quoting the power consumption of just the Sheevaplug a little misleading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredLegs View Post
    Since you have to store the music files on another device (e.g. external hard drive) which must also be running, isn't quoting the power consumption of just the Sheevaplug a little misleading?
    It is a bit, but you can make the drive spin down when not in use. So it's 3 watt when idle and 2-10 (depending on drive) watt extra when listening music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzak View Post
    There is an Acer home server running Windows Home Server on an Atom processor.

    It will accept up to 4 TB of storage.

    Will Windows Home Server run Squeezecenter?
    I'm running SC on this very device.

    Steve.
    Home: 3*SB3 (1 dead), 1*Touch, 1*Boom, 5*Radio, iPeng/SqueezePad on 2G iPad, SbS 7.5.1 on Acer Aspire easyStore H340 WHS.
    Cabin: 1*Touch running 7.5.0 on itself with 32GB SDHC card.

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