The speech would be segmented as follows:
Introduction of the Sheeva CPU
More I/O than imagined
Practical Applications and Impractical Applications
Actual Power Consumption
Booting the Sheevaplug
The future of Plug Computing
I will discuss the fine points and rough edges of the Sheevaplug and my experiences with the device over the past year. This device always
brings smile to people’s face, as it tends to reel the mind with its usage potential. I will also provide a power consumption chart to compare its power consumption with other servers and thin client devices.
This device can be used for nearly anything you use your current computer for in the Linux/Unix infrastructure. I’ll outline many of the usage scenarios and share my experience therein.
I will speak thoroughly but briefly about the I/O of this device, because it is really a STRONG selling point of the unit. I’ll show other interesting projects and give credit to those who have deployed these units in commercial space and personal projects.
During the presentation I’ll boot the device from several different medium to show the speed at which it boots and its versatility as a server/desktop/embedded platform.
The device is wonderful but there are many caveats and things to avoid while exploring the Sheevaplug. I’m not selling this device so I will give the most accurate, spin free presentation as possible.
Bryan A Smith is a Debian Gnu/Linux and BSD enthusiast, hardware hacker and Systems Engineer. Bryan has used Open Source Operating Systems since the days of Red Hat 5 Hurricane.
He contributes to several Open Source projects and has helped launch several startup ISP’s based in his area using Open Source software as a framework.
Bryan is currently the Program Director for Fossetcon Fossetcon – Free and Open Source Software Expo and Technology Conference
Bryan spends his free time organizing Fossetcon, administering his free shell server, advocating Open Source, proctoring BSD Associate Certification, writing poetry and playing Bossa Nova and Flamenco guitar.
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