Budget Erlnag/OTP hardware

Garry Hodgson garry@REDACTED
Tue Jan 18 15:15:00 CET 2005

"Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB)" <joe.armstrong@REDACTED> wrote:

> 1) Your CPU requirements are minimal (by today's standards)
>    Unless you're doing something ridiculous
>    this should happily run on my old celeron 350 MHZ with 256 Meg of Memory 
>    You might be able to run with 128Meg of memory or less, but this will
>     degrade performance a lot
> 2) Linux or FreeBSD (this is just a guess - I haven't actually measured anything here
> - Linux boxes can happily run for months without a reboot, or hiccup. But all windows
> system I've ever used seem to occasionally freeze and need rebooting frequently
> (for example my work windows machine needs to be re-booted once a week or so,
> why, nobody knows)

these two interrelate, too.  unless you're talking windows 98 or so,
windows will be dog slow on the hardware joe describes.  it needs
more memory than that to be usable (trust me, i've got one on win2k,
and it's not usable for more than putting in my time sheet).  and
win 98 just barely qualifies as an operating system, in the current sense.

Garry Hodgson, Technical Consultant, AT&T Labs

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