[ntp:questions] Intel Atom systems as GPS/PPS stratum-1 servers

Terje Mathisen "terje.mathisen at tmsw.no" at ntp.org
Mon Mar 8 10:44:26 UTC 2010


David J Taylor wrote:
> "Terje Mathisen" <"terje.mathisen at tmsw.no"> wrote in message
> news:rved67-cod1.ln1 at ntp.tmsw.no...
>> David J Taylor wrote:
>>> Does anyone have any experience with Intel Atom systems as stratum-1
>>> servers from a serial GPS/PPS source? Perhaps using FreeBSD. Is there
>>> anything fundamental in these processors or their chipsets which
>>> prevents full-precision performance being obtained? Any chipsets to
>>> avoid?
>>
>> I haven't seen any of those tiny Atom systems (like an Asus Eee Box)
>> with a serial port?
>>
>> Terje
>
> Yes, they are few and far between. I was thinking of something like:
>
> http://www.fit-pc.co.uk/meet-fit-pc-2i.html

Seems you need an adapter for the non-standard RS232 port connector?

The price is also significantly higher, but "the size is right" :-)

Terje

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