I have a bunch of old T42s lying around which I recently upgraded to maximum memory (2G). I'd like to put them to good use, and what attracted me most is the low power draw from these compared to using old full tower systems.
The current specs of them are as follows:
- Pentium M 1.7GHz
- 2G DDR-333 RAM
- 250G HDDs
- Onboard ATI graphics (64m dedicated I believe)?
Either way, I was wondering if these would suffice as servers? Of course it depends on the roles, but what would be the most important piece of hardware in:
- A web server
- A mail server
- A DNS server
- A file server
Of course a fast network connection is important for all of these if they are heavily used.. but besides that, I'd assume the priority would be CPU then Memory?
I plan on laying these side by side in a cooled closet with the connections facing upwards for easy management. They will be running a variant of Linux (most likely Arch Linux) and some will be handling multiple roles.