Resource Management in Minimalist Systems
Dr. Yonglei Tao; email@example.com
In order to keep a server running efficiently and safe from vulnerabilities, it’s often best to use an approach that keeps the attack area of a server low by using only the amount of software needed to accomplish a given task. In creating a small server for personal or small business use, I wanted to understand how to build a simple system could be affordable while having a small energy footprint. In order to minimize the cost of each respective piece of hardware, I wanted to measure the requirements for the base operating systems from various vendors. Looking into Windows Server 2019, VMWare ESXi, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenBSD, I measured their system requirements on a low-power server and attempted to analyze each system for simplicity and functionality. The ideal system should have minimal OS-level processes and the smallest CPU and storage footprint. Remote management tools and package management options were also key to an ideal operating system.
Francosky, Brian, "Resource Management in Minimalist Systems" (2019). Technical Library. 339.