Mac Mini Colo Rack
Ever dream about building a cluster of 5 mini-itx computers to run the world’s smallest search engine ,,, Well I have.
But then Mac launches the Mac Mini. I realize I won’t have to build a mini-itx from scratch (yessss!!!!) or order a bunch of wizbang parts that don’t make any sense to me. Additionally, I know this Mac Mini looks schweet and will probably be the perfect object to convert me from Windoze to Mac.
Additionally, the Mini Mac comes with a warranty, what more could I want? Well, I want to build a cluster of them and power the worlds smallest (physically) production model search engine. I stole the phrase “production model” from the automotive industry cause it’s the only phrase that aptly describes the thought. [That thought being an out of the box, unmodified computer].
Now I just have to find a place to host this bad boy.
But wait, what do I see,
a Mini Mac colo facility staring back at me.
It’s too good to be true,
How can that be? $29 for 100% uptime availability!
I’m floored, I’m delighted, I’m living a dream,
Now I’ll make that mac mini search engine,
The one of my dreams!
~poem by a Geek
~Hat Tip Pete – Another Geek
Jason Dowdell is a technology entrepreneur and operates the Marketing Shift blog.