Raspberry Pi 3 B

6, Nov, 2016

This website is now running on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with 1GB RAM and a 32GB SD card.
‘Smaug’ has been retired and replaced by ‘Sauron’

Here is a picture of ‘Sauron’ a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B:
sauron.jpg

The Raspberry Pi 3 is the third generation Raspberry Pi. It replaced the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in February 2016. Compared to the Raspberry Pi 2 it has:

  • A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
  • 802.11n Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Like the Pi 2, it also has:

  • 1GB RAM
  • 4 USB ports
  • 40 GPIO pins
  • Full HDMI port
  • Ethernet port
  • Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
  • Camera interface (CSI)
  • Display interface (DSI)
  • Micro SD card slot (now push-pull rather than push-push)
  • VideoCore IV 3D graphics core

The Raspberry Pi 3 has an identical form factor to the previous Pi 2 (and Pi 1 Model B+) and has complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2.

Rasberry Pi Hosting

8, Dec, 2012

So, raspberry pi!
This website is running on a Raspberry Pi Model B rev2. board.

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer board that plugs into a TV and a keyboard. It’s a miniature ARM-based PC which can be used for many of the things that a desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays High-Definition video. The Raspberry Pi model B board is supplied as the board only, and comes without operating system, SD card, power supply, keyboard, case or cables.

You can find more information about the specifications on wikipedia.

This server, who I named ‘Smaug’ (The dragon in the book ‘The Hobbit’). Is running Raspbian, a modified version of Debian Wheezy.
It has a 8GB SDHC class 10 card as main storage and an external Kingston DataTraveler G3 16GB USB stick as extra storage.

It is running a webserver (Lighttpd), mailserver (Qmail and Courier IMAP), nameserver (NSD), ftpserver (proFTPd) and some monitoring software. Some server information can be found here. It’s IPv6 ready, so all services are accessible via IPv6.

I went looking for a company who would colocated my RPi in a datacenter.
First company I contact was FUSA.be.
I have a small ATOM dedicated server with them so I knew that they would give me a good price.
They where planning to start hosting RPi, so I contacted them at the right time.
FUSA uses DCO a carrier neutral datacenter near Brugge in Belgium.

Here is a picture of ‘Smaug’, before it got connected (click to enlarge):
smaug1.jpg

Here is a picture after it got connected (click to enlarge):
smaug2.jpg

Hello!

8, Dec, 2012

So you found my blog …

Who am I? I have written a small ‘About’ here.

Enjoy your stay!

Jimmy