RESEARCH 》 Replacing in Lab Intel Core i7 5820K Desktop PC with Intel Celeron 1037U Mini-PC

As a research experiment I replaced my Intel Core i7 5820K desktop PC with my Intel Celeron 1037U Mini-PC as my everyday desktop system. This is an attempt to reduce my overall monthly power consumption. As well an attempt to do feasibility tests and research to know how far Mini PC will dominate the market in future and to study the real potential of Mini PCs (such as Intel NUC, Intel Compute stick and so on). For few cases I can still choose to use my high-end desktop such as kernel builds via remote SSH terminal connection, etc. But choose to use Mini-PC as a regular desktop for all basic workloads. And sometimes for simple software development such as user-space components and GUI modules.

A laptop can be used instead of a Mini-PC, but the laptops in my lab are being used as a dedicated compact test systems already. And sometimes a Mini-PC is a better choice than a laptop, since when you purchase a laptop you need to buy entire package (such as the RAM, Harddrive, inbuilt monitor/screen etc). But a Mini-PC gives the choice, flexibility and it is modular unlike a laptop. Hence a Mini-PC is cost effective.

As a part of my research I am recording my lab's monthly power consumption. And I hope after this change I can see the difference in the power consumption. For more details visit the article: Recording Lab Monthly power-consumption readings for research

I measured with a kill-a-watt meter the power-consumption characteristics of this Mini-PC vs Core i7 desktop. When you compare there is huge difference between Mini-PC vs high end desktop especially a simple regular work-load. So for extreme work-loads a high-end desktop is perfect such as kernel builds, etc but for everyday casual computing a Mini-PC is just perfect. For more details visit the article: Power consumption of my Home Lab devices for research

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Skype VOIP Data - WAN Acceleration ↗
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TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) deployment in SD-WAN Applications ↗
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Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is a new innovative way to provide optimal application performance by redefining branch office networking. Unlike traditional expensive private WAN connection technologies such as MPLS, etc., SD-WAN delivers increased network performance and cost reduction. SD-WAN solution decouple network software services from the underlying hardware via software abstraction.

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN emulator Lab deployment and topology guide ↗
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DIY TOFFEE WAN Optimization Device with Intel Celeron Mini PC ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here is a step-by-step DIY to build your own Intel based Mini PC WAN Optimization Device with TOFFEE. I chose this below Intel Celeron Mini PC since it is fan-less aluminium case and as well it has 2 dedicated inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports. You can use one for LAN Network and one for WAN Network.

Internet optimization through TOFFEE-DataCenter WAN Optimization Demo ↗
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Internet optimization through TOFFEE-DataCenter WAN Optimization Demo

Building my own CDN - Finally Completed - Update: 17-Dec-2017 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Today I finally completed building my own private CDN. As I discussed so far in my earlier topics (Building my own CDN), I want to custom build the same step-by-step from scratch. And I don't want to for now use/buy third-party CDN subscriptions from Akamai, CloudFlare, Limelight, etc as I discussed earlier.

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Setting up a WAN Emulator within VirtualBox ↗
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TOFFEE Data-Center optimized Internet of Things (IoT) Platform ↗
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Upgrading Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 via TOFFEE-DataCenter WAN Optimization Screenshots ↗
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WAN Optimization - Animated demo of Packet Optimization in TOFFEE-DataCenter ↗
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Off-Grid Home Lab Research Solar Installation ↗
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Recording Lab Monthly power-consumption readings for Research ↗
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Here is my home lab monthly power-consumption readings for research. This will help to measure and monitor the overall power usage and assess the power requirements. This will help me in future purchases such as UPS, battery upgrades and so on. And as well remove replace old obsolete hardware with new less power-consuming devices.

TOFFEE Documentation :: TOFFEE-1.1.24-3-rpi2 ↗
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Here is my VLOG Youtube video of the same which includes details about version release notes, future road-map and so on. The TOFFEE release is highly optimized and customized for hardware platforms such as x86-64 based Intel NUC and other Intel mobile computing platforms such as laptops and so on. This version (or release) is not suited and so not recommended to be used for high-end desktop and server hardware platform.

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 20-Oct-2016 ↗
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I was doing some specific tests in my TOFFEE and TOFFEE-DataCenter (WAN optimization) scenarios such as variable upload and download speeds. And I was also doing some experiments with and I did some of these tests with TOFFEE-Mocha. I realized there is a case that I can introduce asymmetric constant delays so that you can get different download speed and a different upload speed. And in some cases much faster download speeds and relatively slower upload speeds.

Introducing TrueBench - a high resolution CPU benchmarking system ↗
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Research :: Optimization of network data (WAN Optimization) at various levels:
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Learn Linux Systems Software and Kernel Programming:
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Hardware Compression and Decompression Accelerator Cards:
TOFFEE Architecture with Compression and Decompression Accelerator Card [CDN]

TOFFEE-DataCenter on a Dell Server - Intel Xeon E5645 CPU:
TOFFEE-DataCenter screenshots on a Dual CPU - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz - Dell Server