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Mindgine social cloud
Mindgine's project aims to create a 'social cloud' based on small, low-cost 'plug computer' servers and open-source software.
There are two server devices, the 600MHz Mindebian-micro and the 1.2GHz Mindebian-X. Both weigh around 227g, have 512MB of RAM and connect to networks and peripherals via Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0. The smaller Mindebian-micro has a microSD slot, while the slightly larger Mindebian-X has an SD card slot. To go with the hardware, Mindgine has created a Debian-based Linux distribution called Mindebian OS.
The project creators envisage the servers and USB-attached devices being used for internet-accessible storage, music and movie streaming, printing, VoIP call handling and camera control. When idling, the servers can be assigned to work on one of the many Boinc (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) research projects.
Mindgine needs to raise $99,991 by 28 May to reach its target.
Photo credit: Peter Wojtowicz/Mindgine
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