[ubuntu-uk] Viglen 'Review' (Was: Re: downloading slow torrents & energy consumption)
sheepeatingtaz at sheepeatingtaz.co.uk
Thu Apr 9 11:41:55 BST 2009
On 09/04/09 11:14, Jamie Bennett wrote:
> Alan Pope wrote:
>> 2009/4/9 alan c<aeclist at candt.waitrose.com>:
>>> I have a machine on 24/7 gently seeding various torrents and my
>>> pragmatic solution is to choose the oldest slowest machine that can
>>> cope, in my case a PII 350MHz. I have not done any measurements but
>>> my guess is that such a machine will consume relatively low power,
>>> obviously I turn the monitor off.
>> You might be surprised if you check it. I have an old Dell optiplex
>> desktop PC which currently functions as my firewall - running IPcop.
>> I checked the power consumption and it's ~90W. I also have a viglen
>> which I will use to replace the Dell, and that consumes 8W.
> I also have a viglen running rtorrent, rsstorrent, e.t.c. Its
on 24/7 and
> consumes around 20W. The extra 10W-12W over the standard viglen is
> also have a 1TB usb drive connected to it. Great machines if your
> power consumption.
>  http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/
>  http://www.linuxuk.org/rsstorrent
Would a Viglen have enough grunt to run something like boxee
(www.boxee.tv)? Boxee has rtorrent integrated, but it is mainly a media
centre (a fork of xmbc I believe). I currently have it running on an old
(~5 year old) PC in the living room (as a proof of concept to my wife),
but would like to move to a cheap, small, quiet machine in future.
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