ARM for server

By: Richard Cownie (tich.delete@this.pobox.com), September 18, 2009 7:56 am
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Linus Torvalds (torvalds@linux-foundation.org) on 9/18/09 wrote:
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>The design is often worth it, though. I like mac mini's,
>for example - I like laptop components (small and quiet),
>and they aren't as butt ugly as some of the stuff out there.

Yes, I have a Mac Mini and it's nice, just about perfect
for my desktop. Small, quiet, relatively cheap, and has
been perfectly reliable. And of course you can hook up a
nice keyboard and big screen. I especially liked using it
to burn CDs and DVDs: it seemed to do that much better than
my homebrew machines running Fedora.

On the laptop front, probably my pet peeve with all the
laptops I've used so far is they get too damn hot to keep
on your lap. I'm hoping that's going to get fixed over
the next few years, with lower-power cpu's, SSDs, and
maybe better cooling technology. You really want the
heat to go by convection from the back of the screen, but
that needs either flexible coolant pipes or heatpipes,
or else a completely different configuration with the
motherboard, cpu, and DRAM behind the screen, leaving the
battery, SSD, and DVD under/around the keyboard.
With PCIe and SATA reducing the number of wires needed,
it seems like this kind of reconfiguration might now be
practical ? But maybe you also need to do away with
DIMMs and just put 2GB or 4GB of DRAM soldered directly
on the mobo.
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