ARM Colocation

Nicholas Leippe nick at leippe.com
Tue Jul 17 10:00:19 MDT 2012


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM, AJ ONeal <coolaj86 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've had this idea for a while, but I don't know how to go about it...
>
> I want to buy 10 RPis and 10 Pandas and stick them all on a single rack
> with a switch and a high-power usb hub and then rent them out for $5 /
> month as dedicated servers to people that want to develop on real ARM
> devices.
>
> I would need physical access to be able to create SD cards for people and
> such (or maybe emulate SD cards with an arduino....) and to have several
> public facing IP addresses.
>
> Any ideas?

What about buying a bunch of old/used android phones and rooting them.
You could do IP over USB, bluetooth, or simply use their built-in
wifi. The USB approach would keep them powered and enable fast file
transfers.


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