Hardware history

It is normal that old hardware is casted out of the desk some day. But it’s also noticeable to review this modernization progress over multiple years and see what systems you had in this period.

I started maintaining a list of systems I had in the last years – time for a short road to IT nostalgia:

Old hardware

Desktops




  • ESCOM Desktop
  • AMD 486DX @ 66 Mhz, later Pentium @ 120 Mhz
  • 14″ CRT @ 800x600x16
  • 16 MB EDO RAM, later 64 MB EDO RAM
  • 900 MB IDE HDD, later 2.1 GB
  • later Creative Soundblaster AWE64 and CD-ROM
  • MS-DOS 5.0, MS-DOS 6.22, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98 SE
  • 1993 – 2000


  • Noname Race 286
  • Intel 80286 @ 25 Mhz
  • 4 MB EDO RAM
  • 12″ CRT @ 640x480x16
  • 500 MB IDE HDD
  • Floppy
  • later Creative Soundblaster 16
  • MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11
  • 1997 – 2001




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  • Medion MD2000
  • Intel Pentium 3 @ 667 Mhz (stepped down by 1 Mhz later)
  • 17″ CRT-Display @ 1024x768x32
  • 128 MB SD-RAM (later 512 MB)
  • 20 GB IDE HDD
  • Soundblaster 128 PCI
  • 32 MB Nvidia TNT2 Pro
  • Creatix V90 HaM 56k PCI-Modem and later also WLAN card
  • Windows 98 SE, Windows XP Home, SuSE Professional 7.2
  • 2000 – 2005 (broken mainboard)


  • Medion MD 3000
  • Intel Pentium 4 @ 1.8 Ghz
  • 15″ TFT-Display @ 1024x768x32
  • Nvidia GeForce3 Ti200 with 64 MB
  • 256 MB RAM (later 768 MB)
  • 80 GB IDE HDD (later 160 GB)
  • Floppy and CD burner
  • Modem and Fast-Ethernet
  • Windows XP Home, SuSE Professional 7.2
  • 2001 – 2005

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  • Medion Titanium MD 8080 XL
  • Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.0 Ghz
  • 512 MB DDR RAM (later 1.5 GB)
  • 160 GB IDE HDD (later 500 GB)
  • TV/radio card, sound card, modem, card rfeader, WLAN
  • ATI Radeon 9800 XL with 128 MB RAM
  • DVD-ROM and DVD burner
  • Windows XP Home, Ubuntu 5.10/8.10/9.04
  • 2003 – 2009


  • Peacock Tower
  • Intel Pentium MMX @ 200 Mhz
  • 32 MB EDO RAM
  • 4.3 GB Quantum Bigfoot IDE HDD
  • Windows 95B, DeLi Linux
  • 2006 – 2008






  • Noname Tower
  • Intel Pentium 3 Katmai @ 450 Mhz
  • 256 MB SD-RAM
  • 30 GB IDE HDD
  • Windows 2000 SP4, ArchLinux
  • 2007 – 2009


  • D.I.Y. “P4
  • Intel Pentium 4 @ 2 Ghz
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 3x IBM DCHS 4 GB SCSI HDDs
  • CD-ROM, network card
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • 2007 – 2009






  • Noname Tower
  • Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.0 Ghz
  • 512 MB DDR RAM
  • 320 GB SATA HDD
  • Dawicontrol DW-150 SATA controller
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • 2008 – 2009


  • D.I.Y. PC “Sempron
  • AMD Sempron 2800 @ 1.6 Ghz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 40 GB IDE HDD
  • 32 MB ATI graphic card
  • DVD burner
  • Gigabit-Ethernet and WLAN
  • Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT
  • Windows XP Home, SuSE Professional, Ubuntu 5.10/8.10/9.04
  • 2008- 2010




  • Eigenbau-PC “Core2Duo
  • Intel Pentium Core2Duo E6600
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 250 GB SATA HDD (later 320 GB)
  • 512 MB GeForce 8600GTS
  • DVD burner
  • Gigabit-Ethernet and WLAN
  • Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Ubuntu 8.10/9.04
  • 2008 – 2010


  • IBM ThinkCentre M52 Workstation
  • Small Form Factor
  • Intel Celeron D @ 2.77 Ghz (64-bit)
  • 512 MB DDR2 RAM
  • 40 GB SATA HDD
  • Windows XP Professional, Ubuntu 9.04
  • 2009 – 2009




Mac Mini (Mid-2011)

  • Apple Mac Mini
  • Intel Core i5-2410M “Sandy-Bridge” @ 2.3 Ghz
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM (PC-1333)
  • 500 GB SATA HDD, later 160 GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Sound card, speaker, Thunderbolt, HDMI
  • Gigabit Ethernet, n-Draft WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.7.4
  • 2012 – 2013

Notebooks




  • Medion Titanium MD6200
  • Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.6 Ghz
  • 15″ display @ 1024x768x32
  • 512 MB DDR RAM (PC333)
  • 40 GB IDE HDD
  • 64 MB Nvidia GeForce Go 5200
  • Sound card, PCMCIA and Modem
  • Fast-Ethernet and WLAN with WEP (no WPA possible!)
  • CD-RW+DVD-ROM Combo
  • Windows XP Home, Ubuntu 5.10
  • 2003 – 2006 (broken mainboard 1 day after warranty end)


  • Toshiba Satellite Pro 4360
  • Intel Pentium 3 @ 700 Mhz
  • 14.1″ display @ 1024x768x32
  • 256 MB SD-RAM
  • 20 GB IDE HDD
  • Sound card, PCMCIA and Modem
  • Docking station
  • Windows XP Home, Ubuntu 8.10
  • 2006 – 2009






  • IBM Thinkpad 760L
  • Intel Pentium @ 90 Mhz
  • 10.4″ display @ 640x480x16
  • 24 MB EDO RAM
  • 2.1 GB IDE HDD (former 900 MB)
  • Floppy, sound card, PCMCIA and Modem
  • CRUX Linux 2.4 and Windows 95B
  • 2008 – 2008


  • Toshiba Satellite 300CDT
  • Intel Pentium I @ 166 Mhz
  • 12.1″ display @ 800x600x16
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 10 GB IDE HDD
  • Floppy and CD-ROM
  • Sound card, PCMCIA and Modem
  • CRUX Linux 2.4 and Windows 98 SE
  • 2008 – 2009






  • IBM Thinkpad X21
  • Intel Pentium 3 @ 700 Mhz
  • 12.1″ display @ 1024x768x32
  • 256 MB SD-RAM
  • 20 GB IDE HDD
  • Sound card, PCMCIA and Modem
  • Windows XP Professional
  • 2009 – 2009


  • IBM Thinkpad T42
  • Intel Pentium D Mobile @ 1.5 Ghz
  • 14.1″ display @ 1024x768x32
  • 1 GB DDR RAM
  • 40 GB IDE HDD
  • 32 MB ATI Radeon 7500
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • PCMCIA, IrDa
  • Gigabit-Ethernet and a/b/g-WLAN (54 Mbit/s)
  • Windows XP Professional, Windows 7 Beta, Ubuntu 8.10/9.04
  • 2008 – 2009






  • IBM Thinkpad T41
  • Intel Pentium D Mobile @ 1.6 Ghz
  • 14.1″ display @ 1024x768x32
  • 1 GB DDR RAM
  • 40 GB IDE HDD
  • 32 MB ATI graphic card
  • DVD-ROM Laufwerk
  • PCMCIA, IrDa
  • Gigabit-Ethernet and a/b/g-WLAN
  • Windows XP Professional, Ubuntu 8.10/9.04
  • 2008 – 2009


  • Lenovo Thinkpad X41 Tablet (X41T)
  • Intel Pentium M @ 1.6 Ghz
  • 12.1″ display @ 1024x768x32
  • 3.5 GB DDR2 RAM
  • 32 GB SSD (former 60 GB IDE HDD)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
  • Bluetooth, IrDa and PCMCIA
  • Gigabit-Ethernet and a/b/g-WLAN (54 Mbit/s)
  • Windows XP Professional, XP Tablet PC Edition, Vista, 7 Beta, Ubuntu 9.10
  • 2009 – 2011






  • Toshiba Libretto 100CT
  • Intel Pentium MMX @ 166 Mhz
  • 32 MB EDO RAM
  • 20 GB IDE HDD
  • 7.1″ display @ 800x480x16
  • Sound card, VGA, USB 1.1, PCMCIA
  • Docking station and WLAN-Karte
  • CRUX Linux 2.5 and Windows 98
  • 2011 – 2011


  • Lenovo Thinkpad R500
  • Intel Core2Duo @ 2×2.53 Ghz
  • 15.4″ display @ 1680×1050
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM (former 4 GB)
  • 60 GB SSD + 640 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 Professional x64
  • 2009 – 2012 review






  • Lenovo Thinkpad X200
  • Intel Core2Duo @ 2×2.4 Ghz
  • 12″ display @ 1280×800
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM (former 2 GB)
  • 640 GB SATA HDD (former 160 GB)
  • Windows 7 Professional x64
  • 2010 – 2012 broken display


  • Lenovo Thinkpad X230
  • Intel Core i5-3320M “Ivy-Bridge” @ 2.6 Ghz
  • 12.5″ display @ 1366x768x32
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM (PC-1333)
  • 120 GB SSD + 640 GB SATA HDD @ 7200 RPM
  • Intel HD4000
  • Sound card, PCI-Express, USB 3.0
  • Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, WLAN n-Draft
  • Windows 8.1 Professional x64
  • 2012 – 2013 review

X230


Thinkpad T420s

  • Lenovo Thinkpad T420s
  • Intel Core i7-2640M “Sandy-Bridge” @ 2.8 Ghz
  • 14.1″ display @ 1600x900x32
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM (PC-1333)
  • 160 GB SSD + 640 GB SATA HDD @ 7200 RPM
  • Intel HD4000 + 1 GB Nvidia NVS 4200M (Optimus)
  • Sound card, PCI-Express, USB 3.0
  • Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 3.0, UMTS, WLAN n-Draft
  • Windows 8.1 Professional x64
  • 2012 – 2014 review

Server




  • Peacock Procida TSP
  • 2x Intel Pentium III @ 1 Ghz
  • 1 GB ECC SD-RAM
  • 5x 80 GB SCSI HDDs
  • Floppy and CD-ROM
  • ICP Vortex SCSI RAID controller with 64 MB ECC RAM
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • 2006 – 2009


  • Siemens Pentium Pro
  • Intel Pentium Pro @ 200 Mhz (real i686)
  • 96 MB EDO RAM
  • 13 GB IDE HDD
  • CRUX Linux 2.4 with Apache2 and PHP4, CUPS
  • 2008 – 2010






  • HP ProLiant DL380 G3
  • 2x Intel Xeon @ 3.2 Ghz
  • 6 GB DDR ECC RAM
  • 4x 18 GB SCSI HDDs
  • SCSI U160-Controller and 2 Gigabit NICs
  • VMware ESXi 3.5
  • 2008 – 2010


  • SUN Fire V240
  • 2x UltraSPARC IIIi @ 1 Ghz
  • 2 GB DDR ECC RAM
  • 4x 18.2 GB SCSI HDDs
  • Debian Etch (We have joy, we have fun – we have Linux on our SUN!)
  • 2008 – 2011






  • SUN 280R
  • 2x UltraSPARC III @ 900 Mhz
  • 2 GB DDR ECC RAM
  • 2x 72 GB FC-AL SCSI HDDs
  • RSC card with built-in modem for remote access
  • Debian Etch (you know…)
  • 2008 – 2011


  • IBM ThinkCentre S50 “web server
  • Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.8 Ghz
  • 512 MB DDR RAM
  • 40 GB IDE HDD
  • Floppy, CD-ROM, Sound card, PCI and AGP
  • Debian Lenny
  • 2009 – 2010






  • HP ProLiant DL140 G1
  • 2x Intel Xeon @ 2.4 Ghz
  • 4 GB DDR ECC RAM
  • 2x 80 GB SATA HDDs
  • VMware ESXi 3.5
  • 2010 – 2011


  • SUN Cobalt RaQ
  • QED MIPS 5230 @ 150 Mhz
  • 64 MB EDO RAM
  • 20 GB IDE HDD
  • 10 MBit DEC-NIC
  • RS232 port and front LCD panel with buttons
  • Debian Lenny
  • 2011 – 2011




Eigenbau-Hypervisor

  • D.I.Y. hypervisor
  • Tyan S8005 mainboard
  • 19″ Chenbr cCase
  • AMD Phenom X6 1090T Black-Edition 6-core @ 3.2 Ghz (6 MB cache)
  • 16 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
  • 16 GB SSD + 2x 500 GB SATA HDDs @ 7200 RPM
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet + RS232 + USB 2.0
  • HP SmartArray P400 SAS-Controller
  • VMware ESXi 5.0
  • 2011 – 2012


  • HP C8000 Workstation
  • HP PA-RISC PA-8800 @ 1 Ghz (32 MB Cache)
  • 8 GB DDR2 ECC RAM
  • 72.8 GB SCSI HDD @ 10000 RPM
  • Gigabit Ethernet + RS232 + USB 1.1
  • PCI + PCI-X + sound card
  • ATI FireGL X3 with 2x DVI
  • HP-UX 11iv1 (11.11) – June 2004
  • 2012 – 2013 (broken mainboard)






  • HP Integrity RX2600
  • 2x Intel Itanium2 (Madison) @ 1.5 Ghz
  • 16 GB DDR2 ECC RAM
  • 3x 72.8 GB SCSI HDDs @ 15000 RPM
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet + Management Processor
  • 4x USB 2.0 + 2x RS232 + 2x Fibre-Channel HBA
  • HP-UX 11iv3 (11.31) – March 2012 + OpenVMS 8.4
  • 2012 – 2013


  • SUN Blade 2500 Workstation
  • UltraSPARC IIIi @ 1.28 Ghz
  • 4 GB DDR ECC RAM
  • 2x 36 GB SCSI HDDs @ 10000 RPM
  • Gigabit Ethernet + RS232 + USB 2.0
  • PCI + PCI-X + sound card
  • XVR-600 graphic card with 64 MB memory
  • SUN Solaris 10 8/11
  • 2012 – 2013

Blade 2500




  • HP MicroServer N40L – “Test hypervisor
  • AMD Turion II Neo N40L @ 1.5 Ghz
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM (PC-1333)
  • HP Smart Array P410 SAS controller with 256 MB Cache
  • 2x 500 GB SATA HDDs @ 7200 RPM
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • VMware ESXi Beta
  • 2012 – 2015


  • HP C8000 Workstation
  • HP PA-RISC PA-8900 @ 1 Ghz (64 MB cache)
  • 8 GB DDR2 ECC RAM
  • 2x 72.8 GB SCSI HDDs @ 15000 RPM
  • Gigabit Ethernet + RS232 + USB 1.1
  • PCI + PCI-X + sound card
  • ATI FireGL X3 with 2x DVI
  • HP-UX 11iv1 (11.11) – June 2004
  • 2013 – 2014






  • D.I.Y. hypervisor
  • Lian-Li PC-V358B case
  • Supermicro X9SCM-F mainboard
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 v1 @ 3.2 Ghz
  • 32 GB DDR3 RAM (PC-1333)
  • HP SmartArray P400 RAID controller with 512 MB Cache
  • LSI SAS3081E-R RAID controller for VMDirectPath I/O
  • 2x 1 TB SATA HDDs @ 7200 RPM
  • 80 GB Intel SSD read cache
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet + IPMI
  • VMware ESXi 6.x
  • 2014 – 2016 article


  • HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 – Test ESXi
  • Intel Celeron G1610T @ 2.3 Ghz
  • 16 GB DDR3 RAM (PC-1333)
  • HP SmartArray P410 RAID controller with 256 MB Cache
  • 2x 500 GB SATA HDDs @ 7200 RPM
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet + IPMI
  • VMware ESXi 6.x
  • 2015 – 2016






  • D.I.Y. vSphere cluster (x2)
  • Inter-Tech IPC 2U-2098 case
  • ASUS P9D-M mainboard and ASMB7-IKVM Chip
  • Intel i3-4360T @ 3.2 Ghz
  • 32 GB DDR3 RAM (PC-1333)
  • 250 GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD (VSAN cache)
  • 480 GB OCZ Trion 150 (VSAN capacity)
  • Mellanox Connect-X 2 10G (VSAN Interconnect)
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet + IPMI
  • VMware ESXi 6.x
  • 2016 – 2017 article

NAS




  • Fujitsu-Siemens D1171
  • 2x Intel Pentium 3 @ 1 Ghz
  • 512 MB SD-RAM
  • 2x 250 GB SATA HDDs
  • Dawicontrol DC-150 SATA controller
  • Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003
  • 2007 – 2009


  • D.I.Y. NAS
  • AMD 64 X2 4200+ EE
  • 2 GB DDR2 RAM
  • 1 TB SATA HDD, SATA backplane and DDS2 streamer
  • IPC case with EBM-Papst fan
  • Debian Sarge
  • 2009 – 2010






  • QNAP TS-509 Pro
  • Intel Celeron @ 1.6 Ghz
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • 3x 1 TB SATA HDDs
  • 2010 (sold because of missing functionality)


  • QNAP TS-639 Pro
  • Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6 Ghz
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • 3x 1 TB SATA HDDs
  • 2010 (sold because of missing functionality)






  • D.I.Y. NAS
  • 19″ Chenbro case with 3WARE backplane
  • 8 GB SSD with Debian Squeeze
  • 6x 1 TB im RAID-5
  • Adaptec SCSI controller for tape loader and LTO drive
  • Debian Lenny, Debian Squeeze
  • 2010 – 2012


  • HP MicroServer N36L – “NAS
  • AMD Turion II Neo N36L @ 1.3 Ghz
  • 2 GB DDR3 RAM (PC-1333)
  • 4x 2 TB SATA HDDs @ 5400 RPM
  • Gigabit Ethernet + Remote Access Card
  • CentOS 6.5 x86_64
  • 2012 – 2014



Mobile




  • Nokia N900
  • Cortex A8 @ 600 Mhz
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 32 GB Flash
  • WLAN + HSDPA + Bluetooth
  • Maemo 5 (Debian GNU/Linux)
  • 2010 – 2011


  • HTC Desire HD
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 @ 1 Ghz
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 1,5 GB ROM + 16 GB SDHC
  • WLAN n-Draft + HSDPA + Bluetooth
  • Android 4.0.4 Sabsa Prime 8.5
  • 2011 – 2012 article

Desire HD


Thinkpad Tablet

  • Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet
  • NVidia Tegra 2 @ 1 Ghz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Flash + 16 GB SDHC Class-10
  • WLAN n-Draft + Bluetooth + HDMI + USB 2.0
  • Android 4.0.3
  • 2012 – 2013


  • HTC Sensation
  • Dual-Core Qualcomm Scorpion @ 1.2 Ghz
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 3 GB ROM + 16 GB SDHC
  • WLAN n-Draft + HSDPA + Bluetooth
  • Android 4.0.4 SmartDroid
  • 2012 – 2013 review

Sensation


Nexus 7

  • Google Nexus 7
  • 7″ touchscreen with 1280×720 resolution
  • NVidia Tegra 3 @ 1.3 Ghz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Flash
  • WLAN n-Draft + Bluetooth
  • Android 5
  • 2013 – 2015


  • Oppo Find 5
  • Qualcomm APQ8064 @ 1.5 Ghz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Flash
  • WLAN n-Draft + Bluetooth
  • Android 5 – CyanogenMod 12
  • 2013 – 2015 (broken display)

Oppo Find 5




  • OnePlus One
  • 5.5″ touchscreen with 1080p resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 @ 2.5 Ghz
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Flash
  • WLAN n-Draft + Bluetooth
  • CyanogenMod 13
  • 2015 – 2016


  • Apple iPad Mini 2
  • Retina-Display @ 2048×1536
  • Apple A7 SoC @ 1.3 Ghz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Flash
  • WLAN n-Draft + Bluetooth
  • iOS 9.x-11.x
  • 2015 – 2017



etc.




  • IBM NetVista 8364-EXX “IPCop
  • Intel Pentium MMX @ 266 Mhz
  • 256 MB ECC SD-RAM
  • 4 GB CF
  • additional Intel-NIC
  • IPCop 1.4.21, IPCop 1.9.7
  • 2007 – 2009


  • Compaq iPAQ 2.2 – “chat appliance
  • Intel Pentium 3 @ 1 Ghz
  • 256 MB SD-RAM
  • 80 GB IDE HDD
  • Sound card and CD-ROM combo
  • Ubuntu 8.10, ArchLinux
  • 2008 – 2009






  • SUN Ultra 10 – “chat appliance
  • SUN UltraSPARC-IIi @ 333 Mhz
  • 384 MB ECC SD-RAM
  • 20 GB SCSI HDD
  • Sound card and built-in speakers
  • LSI Logic SCSI controller
  • CRUX Linux 2.2 (“We have joy, we have fun, we have Linux on our SUN“)
  • 2008 – 2009 (I really regret selling it!)


  • IBM NetVista 8364-EXX – “chat appliance
  • Intel Pentium MMX @ 266 Mhz
  • 256 MB ECC SD-RAM
  • 4 GB CF card
  • Sound card and built-in speakers
  • USB 1.1, RS232, LPT, S3 Trio 3D VGA card
  • CRUX 2.4
  • 2008 – 2010






  • IBM ThinkCentre S50 “IPCop
  • Intel Celeron D @ 2.4 Ghz
  • 512 MB DDR RAM
  • 20 GB IDE HDD
  • Additional Intel-NIC
  • IPCop 1.4.21, IPCop 1.9.7
  • 2009 – 2010


  • Fujitsu-Siemens S300 – “chat appliance
  • Transmeta 5800 @ 800 Mhz
  • 256 MB DDR RAM
  • 4 GB CF card
  • Fast Ethernet, VGA, sound card
  • Debian Lenny
  • 2010 – 2011






  • ALIX.2D13 – “IPCop
  • AMD Geode LX800 @ 500 Mhz
  • 256 MB DDR RAM
  • 4 GB CF
  • 3x Fast Ethernet + 108 Mbit/s WLAN
  • 2x USB 2.0 + RS232
  • IPCop 2.0.6 (former IPCop 1.4.21)
  • 2010 – 2016


  • ALIX.3C3 – “chat appliance
  • AMD Geode LX800 @ 500 Mhz
  • 256 MB DDR RAM
  • 4 GB CF card
  • 2x miniPCI
  • Fast Ethernet, VGA, Soundkarte
  • Debian Squeeze
  • 2011 – 2012




HTPC

  • D.I.Y. HTPC
  • Intel Atom D525 @ 1.8 Ghz
  • Nvidia ION2
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 8 GB SSD
  • Gigabit-Ethernet
  • 8x USB 2.0, USB DVB S card
  • OpenELEC
  • 2011 – 2015


  • ALIX.1D – “RS232-Gateway
  • AMD Geode LX800 @ 500 Mhz
  • 256 MB DDR RAM
  • 4 GB CF
  • Fast Ethernet + 4x USB 2.0 + RS232 + LPT + VGA
  • Tiny Core Linux
  • 2012 – 2013






  • Raspberry Pi B – “web server
  • Broadcom BCM2835 ARM11 CPU @ 700 Mhz
  • 512 MB DDR RAM
  • 8 GB SDHC Class-10
  • Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL 2.0 + 1080p30 GPU
  • Fast Ethernet + HDMI + 2x USB 2.0
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7
  • 2014 – 2015


  • Raspberry Pi B
  • Broadcom BCM2835 ARM11 CPU @ 700 Mhz
  • 256 MB DDR RAM
  • 4 GB SDHC Class-10 + 4 GB USB
  • Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL 2.0 + 1080p30 GPU
  • Fast Ethernet + HDMI + 2x USB 2.0
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7
  • 2014 – 2015






  • Raspberry Pi 2 B – “chat appliance
  • Broadcom BCM2836 Cortex A7 @ 4×900 Mhz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB SDHC Class-10
  • Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL 2.0 + 1080p30 GPU
  • Fast Ethernet + HDMI + 4x USB 2.0
  • CentOS 7.x armv7hl
  • 2015 – 2016


  • Raspberry Pi 2 B – “web server
  • Broadcom BCM2836 Cortex A7 @ 4×900 Mhz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB SDHC Class-10
  • Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL 2.0 + 1080p30 GPU
  • Fast Ethernet + HDMI + 4x USB 2.0
  • CentOS 7.x armv7hl
  • 2015 – 2016






  • Raspberry Pi 3 B – “HTPC
  • Broadcom BCM2837 Cortex A53 @ 4×1.2 Ghz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB SDHC Class-10
  • Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL 2.0 + 1080p30 GPU
  • Fast Ethernet + HDMI + 4x USB 2.0
  • 2015 – 2017


Current hardware

Desktops / Notebooks

Eigenbau Workstation

  • D.I.Y. Workstation
  • Intel Xeon 1230v3 “Haswell” @ 3.3 Ghz
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM (PC-1333), later 16 GB
  • 250 GB SSD + 1 TB SATA HDD @ 5400 RPM
  • MSI GTX760 OC Twin Frozr 2 GB
  • Sound card, PCI-Express, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Ultra silent
  • Windows 8.1 Professional x64
  • since 2013


  • Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2013)
  • Intel Core i5-4258U “Haswell” @ 2.4 Ghz
  • 13,3 Retina IPS display @ 2560x1600x32
  • 8 GB DDR3L RAM (PC-1600)
  • 256 GB SSD
  • Intel Iris 5100
  • Sound card, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt
  • Bluetooth 4.0, WLAN n-Draft
  • macOS 10.9 – 10.12
  • since 2014

Eingedocktes MacBook Pro

Server




  • HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 – “NAS
  • Intel Celeron G1610T @ 2.3 Ghz, later Intel Xeon E3-1220Lv2 @ 2.3 GHz
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM (PC-1333), later 16 GB
  • 4x 4 TB SATA HDDs @ 7200 RPM
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet + IPMI
  • CentOS 7.x
  • since 2016


  • D.I.Y. vSphere cluster (x2)
  • Inter-Tech IPC 2U-2098 case
  • Supermicro X10SDV-TP8F
  • Intel Xeon D-1518 @ 3.2 Ghz
  • 64 GB DDR4 RAM, later 128 GB
  • Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB NVMe  (vSAN Cache)
  • 480 GB OCZ Trion 150 (vSAN Capacity)
  • 6x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x 10G SFP+, IPMI
  • VMware ESXi 6.5
  • since 2017 article



Mobile




  • Apple iPhone 6S
  • 4.7″ Retina display
  • Apple A9 SoC @ 1.85 Ghz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Flash
  • WLAN n-Draft + Bluetooth
  • iOS 9.x – 11.x
  • since 2016


  • Apple iPad Pro
  • 10.5″ Retina display
  • Apple A10X SoC @ 2.38 Ghz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Flash
  • WLAN n-Draft + Bluetooth
  • iOS 11.x
  • since 2017



etc.




  • NETIO-230A – “PSU
  • 4x 230V Schuko ports
  • Telnet + RS232 + web interface
  • since 2010


  • NETIO-230B – “PSU
  • 4x 230V Schuko ports
  • Telnet + RS232 + web interface
  • since 2012






  • APU.1D4 – “IPFire
  • AMD G T40E @ 1 Ghz
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 3x Gigabit Ethernet + 300 Mbit/s WLAN
  • 2x USB 2.0 + RS232
  • IPFire 2.x
  • since 2016 article


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