Can anyone recommend a small, fanless computer that will accept a HD (perhaps
a 2.5" drive) that uses ECC RAM? Needless to say, it must run OpenBSD.
Being 64 bit, having accellerated crypto and/or supporting multiple drives
would be bonus points, but are not required.
Although I've got no experience with it, the VIA ART-3000 might take
ECC: according to Wikipedia the Via Nano CPU supports it, however I
can't find anything official on that.
I'd be interested to hear back if anyone tries this system, as it looks
I've seen various mini ITX boards around, with the ~1GHz VIA chips
(that happen to have some sort of hardware RNG).
No idea about ECC though.
There are similar boards using laptop CPUs around. Not so cheap.
Usually embedded in some sort of machine control application, but you
can find used pulled ones fairly cheap on occasion. You'd have to make
a box for it though, of course.
I have a supermicro atom(D510) system with a 32 GB SSD in it running
pfsense (FreeBSD) and IPMI - 4 GB RAM MAX. It is not fanless but that
can be easily remedied with a fanless PS. Habey is putting out an Atom
(D252) server which looks competitive($260) with DDR3 RAM (2GB max) but
I don't know it's track record -