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worldwide number of pi servers

Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:03 am

Are there some statistics , guesses on the total number of pi's used as a server?

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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:22 am

Define "server".

Web server, file server, minecraft server, torrent feed...?
For personal use, or public?

Almost every Pi that runs Raspbian (and most of the others) have at least the SSH server running.

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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:26 am

No.

The only figures are number of sales (7,000,000). Nobody knows how they're deployed or whether they're running as servers.
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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:48 am

At least we have an upper limit.

I have three. One is an OpenELEC media server (does that count?). One is used for development (it's not currently a server). And one is being stored in a big x somewhere. So, you don't need to account for those ones.

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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:33 pm

I was interested in any servers that are serving stuff on the internet.
( including web,ftp,ssh,vnc,mysql,...)

7Million of total sales is already a good starting point thx
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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:35 pm

My eight all run ssh, vnc (sometimes) and a web server, one runs openVPN & MariaDB (MySQL replacement), we've got Ame's details and your one. So only 6,999,988 left to count.
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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:45 pm

One out of my six serves stuff on the internet. Apache server with MySQL backend.

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Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:20 pm

rpdom wrote:One out of my six serves stuff on the internet. Apache server with MySQL backend.
6,999,982 left to count.
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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:35 pm

fbuster wrote: 7Million of total sales is already a good starting point thx
The RPF has been using the 7M figure for a while now. So, besides being a moving target, production rates would suggest that the total is very likely well over 8M by now and could hit 9M by the end of the year. Consider that Pis are probably going to be a fair number of Xmas presents, so there is likely to be a surge in sales over the next month (assuming the distributors have supplies on hand).

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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:17 pm

I'm brand new to Linux and RPi. My second Pi just arrived yesterday!

My first is attached to a USB printer as an internal print server. The second will, eventually, act as a file server, media center and maybe an email server. It seems these little computers are just perfect for the home user/SOHO that is willing to put in a little work.

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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:23 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
rpdom wrote:One out of my six serves stuff on the internet. Apache server with MySQL backend.
6,999,982 left to count.
Four out of five I own are currently used.
One Samba/NFS fileserver (but not on the Internet so it doesn't count I guess? :mrgreen: ) and a Transmission Torrent server.
The other two are connected to my raspi-camera and my chair so they're not really servers.

Anyway, one more server counted and 6,999,977 to go.

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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:50 pm

"internet accessible pi":

Well, you could look at colocated pi:

http://raspberrycolocation.com/ - currently 2,369 pi
https://raspberry-hosting.com/en/news


difficult to estimate how many there with just port forwarding off a home router...
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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:11 pm

How many Pis have suffered premature death because of wiring erros, lightening strikes, faulty PSUs, etc? You could count the number reported here, it will reduce your total to check by maybe 20-30.
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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:48 pm

Pi 1 after 18 months of hard work now sits unused.

Pi 2 is underneath a book case 24/7 just running samba for 3tb of usb storage via plex server.

Need to find something for the pi1 todo.

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Re: worldwide number of pi servers

Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:38 pm

Richdotward wrote:Need to find something for the pi1 todo.
Get some sensors (BMP180, humidity, rain guage, etc.), make a weather station.
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