CUPS and Sun
Feb 09, 2011, 16:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Johan Thelin)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"I recently spent some time getting one of my long term projects
built. For quite some time I've had an old desktop computer serve
as my printer server. As this machine is kind of loud, I've turned
it off when not using it. This led to some client machines not
appreciating the printer becoming available at the wrong time.
"In my posession I also had an old mini-itx board with passive
cooling (large heat sinks) and a pair of sun portable scsi hdd
cases. Incidentally, the latter fit into the former. The plan for a
new print server was born.
"The build itself turned out to be pretty straight forward. A
8GB CF-card serves ah harddrive and an 80W pico-PSU was used to
move the AC-DC conversion outside the box to a power brick
deliverin 12V DC. The resulting system is dead silent and does not
use much power."