Beyond Blades: Tiny Web Servers

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The Tzychen blog has an interesting post on unusual web servers, including many novelty micro-servers that make blade servers look like heavyweights. I shudder to think how many of these you could pack into a rack or cabinet.

If you’re concerned about powering miniature servers, you can use potato power. Some years back Frederic White decided to see whether an online joke page about a potato-powered server could be translated into real-world working technology. White created the World’s Lowest Power Web Server, running on a single AAA battery and a bank of potatoes. Yes, there’s documentation.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.