[mythtv-users] dreaming hardware configuration

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 07:03:24 UTC 2004

Well if money was no object...

My setup would be very similar to Ya-Fan Li's, execpt I would go with
15k rpm scsi drives such as these,
and I'd have a lot of them, maybe 40 or so, set up in a raid 5 array
(with hardware raid controllers, of course)  Also, I'd run 10GbE fiber
to the backend, as I see no reason why not to with limitless cash.

I'd also get some of those HDTV DTV recievers with firewire out and
figure out a way to get mythtv to use it as input.  (and, if I can't
figure it out I could always hire a team of people to do so with
unlimited money :)  )

I'd also have two slave backends, one for dedicated transcoding, and
another for dedicated commercial flagging.

My hdtvs would all have DVI and/or VGA inputs, so outputting to them
would not be a problem.  I'd prolly go with something like an epia to
get it diskless, fanless, and very small, most likely with no heat
pipes required.  Or, alternatively, I might have one or two of the
frontends be fully functional nix boxes, in addition to a froentend,
and use an athlon xp-m or pentium m and put a good gfx card in, with a
quiet hard disk, and lots of heatpipes.


On Sat, 6 Nov 2004 06:37:56 +0000, Greg Cope <gregcope at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Nov 2004 14:41:09 +1000, David Whyte <david.whyte at gmail.com> wrote:
> > How long would it take to perform a network boot?
> Properly set up it is quite quick, not much slower than off disk.
> Greg
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