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Mark Earle wa2mct at mearle.com
Sun Feb 20 03:16:49 UTC 2005


For another project Gerry is aware of, that I was involved in, we hardened 
(at that time) single board 386's and ran them on solar power. No hard 
drive, otherwise pretty stock. Another set of computers running QNX were 
deployed submerged 2-8 meters in shallow bays and estuaries. The computer 
was not what caused data loss- always a sensor or something else. Well, 
with the exception of running out of batteries, but that is trivial physics 
and math. You can't burn more energy than there is :-)

At 09:12 PM 2/19/2005 -0600, you wrote:
>Er... I'm in the process of selecting, then hardening, computers for 
>weather site installation that will have to function for periods of up to 
>three years in extreme conditions.  I don't expect to do this with normal 
>E-machines or Dells, but I do expect to select and build out essentially 
>stock hardware and see them work.
>
>It's not that hard.

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