My cloud of Intel NUC servers are powered by a generic slim 12 volt power supply from Chinese company Mean Well. This is a popular power supply with hobbyists and is widely available worldwide. I replaced the non-functional fans and 3D printed a cover for the terminals, and now two of my three “Rabbit” trays are up and running happily.
As I suspected, the Intel NUCs included in my “Rabbit” cloud hardware are proving much more useful than the Nvidia Jetson TK1s. I received both “Silvermont” NUC5 and “Goldmont” NUC6 machines in my surplus eBay cloud hardware, and both are good little machines, with some notable limitations.
We live in a world of cattle, not pets, and Kubernetes rules the roost. I’ve been meaning to spend some time getting up to speed on the latest but didn’t have enough hardware to make that happen until now. I recently bought a whole pile of surplus hardware so I will be able to experiment with orchestration and container platforms in the office.