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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Solar powered thin clients for mass computing

Our experience in setting up thin clients for lock down computing and the interest in non conventional energy for all human activity produced a vision for network computing (or nightmare depending on your point of view :) A small thin client with an LCD monitor can be easily driven by a 100 W solar PV module for about 4 - 6 hours a day. With good wireless broadband connectivity this diskless node can actually be the network computer of the masses. Think of a google like backend that even provides the OS at startup. Should be doable... Of course M$ will probably put out a "supari" on the creator of this system :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting for retail showrooms like us who have a dozen terminals with a server.
    I have sounded out my girls in the office on using linux and such freeware as Shiv suggested a while back.
    The problem as i forsee will be the fact that we are hand-held all the while by the computer geeks and would never "risk" being adventurous.