Update 4/1/2012: [Project Cancelled Due To Insufficient Donations]
I would like to setup a Tor Relay Access Node to ease the burden on current nodes and to help with the slow Tor speed.
To accomplish this, I'm thinking about purchasing this PC
and connect it directly to my modem.
This unit costs $354 shipped from Amazon, I have some GCs so it will be about $319 / 5.91 (current rate)
BitcoinsPC Setup Specifications:
- 1.6Ghz atom CPU, 1GB SDRAM
- Auto-Boot, automatically turns on when power is connected
- SSD, so no HDD failures (comes with a 8GB SSD, but I have an Intel 40GB SSD that I will install instead)
- 24/7 operation
- OS: ? - I will let the community decide which operating system is best for this purpose. But it must be secure, stable, and provide good performance.Manufacturer's Homepage
- They also offer a 1.1GHz model
and a 2.0GHz model with 2GB RAM
, but I figured for the cost-to-performance, the 1.6GHz model is ideal for its use as a node.My Part In The Project:
- I will be paying for all bandwith costs.
- I will be paying for all energy costs.
- This unit will be running 24/7 for the forseeable future.
- I will post updates on any changes in the status of the Relay/PC. There may be things out of my direct control such as what happened during last year's hurricane, most of NJ lost power for ~2-3 days.
If there aren't enough donated coins by
4/1/2012, this project will be cancelled and all donated coins will be refunded to donators. But, if the donated amount reaches 82 BTC ($482), then I'll purchase the 2.0GHz model instead and if it reaches 114 BTC ($673), then I'll buy and install two 1.6GHz models in separate locations.Tor Relay Project Donation Address
No Longer Active]
I have started the fund with 1 Coin.
Feel free to ask questions and discuss ideas about this project and thanks to everyone for their input in advance.