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Small server
« on: May 05, 2018, 04:52:50 AM »

Does anyone know of any PC that is physically very small and which I could install a Microsoft server o/s on, has to be Intel or AMD recent high-end processor, like a Skylake or something, not an Atom. Like an Intel x64 equivalent of a Raspberry Pi. And I would want to run it ‘headless’ too. ?Just wondering about feasibility of such a thing.
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Re: Small server
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2018, 08:22:12 AM »

Take a look at the Intel NUC range,  they are very small so don't expect to get much storage in them.

https://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/uk/en/products/boards-kits/nuc.html

However you will need to very for yourself that your chosen OS is compatible as I found this.

https://blog.citrix24.com/install-windows-server-2016-core-intel-nuc/
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Re: Small server
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2018, 09:20:52 AM »

That is an incredibly useful tip! Many thanks Ronski.

Does anyone know where I can find out the exact instruction set that is supported by Intel processor model x? For example I can see one NUC box for sale on amazon.co.uk that has a ‘Celeron’ brand processor (huh) and looking it up I see the part number is a Goldmont micro architecture CPU, but it’s not so easy to see the exact instruction set that supports. I want to do some assembler language stuff on it, that’s why I ask, and I want to play with some of the recent additional instructions.
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Re: Small server
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2018, 12:31:05 PM »

I purchased an i5 NUC a couple of years ago, and it's been great, had to purchase a different top to gain some more USB ports though.

Scan Computers has lots of different ones listed, and speciffically state the CPU version used, so easier to check stuff

https://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/desktops-home-office/barebone-intel-nucs

You'll notice there is two different heights, the smaller ones only take M2 drives, where as the taller ones have space for a 2.5" drive and an M2 generally, but check the specs.
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Re: Small server
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 09:57:02 PM »

Does anyone know where I can find out the exact instruction set that is supported by Intel processor model x?

https://ark.intel.com/ ?
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