Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Re: Raspberry Pi Zero: The new $5 Raspberry Pi Database server
Author Lester Caine
On 27/11/15 14:32, marius adrian popa mapopa@...
[Firebird-general] wrote:
> Maybe it's better deal the $30USD version with integrated Ethernet for a
> small server

Many of my systems have display controllers which manage the staff and
client area displays. These were ITX boxes with XP on, but since those
boxes would not even install W7, replacement computers were needed, and
RaspberryPi2 fits the bill perfectly ... even getting it's power from a
USB socket on the TV/Monitor ... and just running a client app with
reads the display information from the Firebird database. As a test I
ran a web stack with firebird since previously the XP machines used to
provide a backup server service ... RaspberryPi2 performs fine, just a
little slow, but better than having nothing :)

The W7 machines really are overkill, even the server has 1800hours of
'idle' against 1.5 hrs Firebird and 0.5 hrs Apache with all other
services 'in the noise', so if it was not the need for needing a
response time in the 1 or 2 second frame with 20+ staff running
counters, I'm sure Pi's could run everything.

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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