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Geekavenger

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What are the lower bounds of this game?  Has anyone tried it on one of Intels Low Power SKUs like Cherry Trail or the upcoming Braswell?  

http://www.fanlesstech.com/2015/07/braswell-is-bargain.html
http://www.fanlesstech.com/2015/05/asus-launches-feature-rich-braswell.html

Seems like it could be a good way to build out a bridge on the cheap if the stations were running lower powered passively cooled hardware.
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I know notsabbat used a MSI E350 mini ITX board with a 1.6ghz dual core processor and 2GB of Ram with integrated video card for his engineering console - I don't know how those compare, but he said he needed to go up to 4 Gb for very densely populated sectors.

http://artemis.forumchitchat.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1287833382&postcount=43

I suspect they won't handle server duties, but they'd be worth looking into.

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Yeah my dream... would be to build a massive tower with 5 itx Braswell machines in it and 1 mid ranged server (A8 or A10 APU machine with lots of RAM).  I feel like if it was custom built you could do a scaled up version of the MacPro.  Basically a pillar with one fan at the bottom blowing up through all the computers arranged around the outside.  Cabling would be interesting... to say the least. but I feel like it would be a really compact way to put a bridge together.

Taking it one step further would be attaching monitors and control surfaces to a table on top of the pillar, ala TARDIS console.
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I've run the game on ATOM and Core SOLO CPU's successfully.


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I've run the game on ATOM and Core SOLO CPU's successfully.


Did you have any kind of graphics card attached?


So Im not familiar with the brasswell or Cherry tree boards, I honestly just got lucky with the board I got. Looking at them it seems like they can use the CPUs as a graphics card, but it doesn't look like it has any 3-d graphics capability; I really don't know if that makes a difference if your running a console. It also looks like it has extremely limited capabilities for a graphics card (PCI-Express, put super neutered). That being said, a setup with 5 inexpensive PCs and a solid mid range PC for the server would work really well. I also think the TARDIS configuration is compelling. While the crew could not in general see each others screens, the Captain could walk around everyone and see whats going on.

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Both machines had built in video based on the Intel chipsets.

I tried one machine that had a built in SIS Chipset and that did not work.
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