My young son has been running a CraftBukkit server on our power–hungry and noisy Windows 7 PC for about a year. He sometimes has up to 4 or so of his friends on the whitelisted server. With the availability of a $35 Raspberry Pi Model B, I got interested in the idea of moving the CraftBukkit server onto the much smaller RPi platform and turning off the PC.
CraftBukkit, based on Minecraft, is a floating point intensive java application, so for adequate performance hardware floating point support on an otherwise low–horsepower platform is a strong requirement.
Here’s the hardware I assembled:
Raspberry Pi Model B Rev 2
Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
SB Raspberry Pi case (clear)
Motorola USB mobile phone charger with micro-USB cable
Belkin powered USB hub
1TB Western Digital Elements external USB hard drive
Raspberry Pi Model B 512MB RAM – The Raspberry Pi® is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. (read more)
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