Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Friday 01 December 2006 11:47, Thomas Pedoussaut wrote:
>>>> Not german but french, there has been some news there.
>> For a really cheap solution:
>>http://www.kimsufi.com/ (means fits my needs) 19.99 ex VAT
>> It's from OVH, well known provider.
>>>> (a) Why are these things so cheap?
>Small RAM, so no way to ruin the bandwith, small proc, massive parallel
archictecture for scale economy. Low power consumption. No smart
support. If it goes wrong in hardware, you're switched to another
machine, up to you to recover. If something goes wrong in software, you
can reinstall the base OS by PXE. Zero human intervention. It wouldn't
surprise me to see the machines similar to the Google breadboards, with
> (b) Why does anyone want them?
>Who doesn't want to have their own machine ? Seriously, similar to a xen
virtual server, but the safety of the storage less.
Really seriously, I don't know why ppl want this rather than a good
shared hosting plan. They probably don't see the hard work of decent
I was just answering to the request of someone who seems to have a need.
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