The currently supported set of hardware components for the POSM are as follows:
- NUC Kit - BOXNUC5PPYH
- 2.6GHz Quad Core Pentium (N3700, 6W TDP).
- Includes a basic case.
- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD Drive
- 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L CL9 SODIMM RAM
- Wireless N Dual Band + Bluetooth 4.0 M.2 NGFF Combo Wifi Card
The NUC Kit does come with a wireless card, however, it supports a maximum of 14 clients connected simultaneously. If you need more than 14 connected clients, you will need to order the NGFF Combo Wifi Card.
The total cost will be between $300-400 USD.
In preliminary testing, this hardware draws less than 10W, and it can operate on a range of voltages between 12 - 19V.
You'll want at least a Medium Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
The POSM is installed with POSM Build, and this is a suite of bash scripts intended to be used with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If you are running this Ubuntu, you will most likely not have too many problems. However, if your hardware is less robust, your performance will suffer. If you decide to go this route, it would be worth considering installing a subset of the packages used.
Part of our development effort has been to evaluate different hardware options. In particular, we have tried:
All three of these units are interesting for various reasons, however, they do not have enough horsepower to run the full stack well. If you are only looking to run OpenMapKit Server, however, the Intel Edison is a great option.