# Re: Scheduled Transfer Protocol on Linux

From: Nathan Hand (nathanh@chirp.com.au)
Date: Sun Feb 13 2000 - 05:33:42 EST

On Sat, Feb 12, 2000 at 06:00:21PM -0800, Larry McVoy wrote:
>
> Whatever, I'm sure my experience is very boring, but that same experience
> says that it is very doable to put an embedded processor down on the
> drive and ship it at at a profit for an extra $100. It won't have > much memory, probably 8MB, at that price, but can definitely be done. > Don't underestimate the power of volume. And customers will deal with > having to buy extra memory. I have zero experience in the hardware side of things, so I'll not try and argue the point with you (I'd lose horribly). I certainly hope you are right though. I'd love a 3.5" server for$300. I'm imagining small
DNS servers, small mail servers, small log servers, etc.

I'm guessing what will really happen is that a drive manufacturer will
use a different embedded OS and Linux will quickly be ported to it.

> : Yup. 100mhz Pentium and motherboard is literally $50, including case and > : NIC and RAM. > > That's extremely misleading for this topic. You are confusing the > "limited to stock on hand, customer limited to 1" throw-away-at-a-loss > price with production prices. I'll personally kiss your ass in public > in front of rolling cameras if you can show me a supplier, today, right > now, who will deliver 10,000 units of 100Mhz pentium, 16MB, motherboard, > case, 100baseT, guarentee a DOA rate of less than 2%, and guarentee a > run rate of an additional 10,000 a quarter. Ugh, more graphical than I needed to hear, but you're right. -- Nathan Hand - Chirp Web Design - http://www.chirp.com.au/ -$e^{i\pi}+1 = 0\$
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