[Cerowrt-devel] [Bloat] still trying to find hardware for the next generation worth hacking on

Wes Felter wmf at felter.org
Mon Aug 18 15:19:44 EDT 2014

On 8/15/14, 4:02 PM, Dave Taht wrote:

> one promising project is this one: https://www.turris.cz/en/

Huge kudos to the Turris project for designing a modern open router. 
But... Freescale is in the process of switching from PowerPC to ARM and 
other vendors are switching from MIPS to ARM. Maybe it's worth waiting a 
few months for ARM to save the trouble of switching again later.

Many people here know this, but if you don't, a word of warning: These 
chips tend to have various accelerators that don't support CoDel. 
Turning off acceleration and using software AQM may reduce performance 
10x compared to marketing numbers. If the marketing number is over 1 
Gbps that may be fine, but as Dave said it's something that should be 

Intel Avoton/Rangeley looks great but very expensive; boards are around 
$300 without radios, case or PSU.

Wes Felter

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