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

Aaron Wood woody77 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 16:09:46 EDT 2014


Out of price range in single units, but I don't know where the price breaks
kick in.  Dual-core 800MHz ARM should be plenty of power for the GigE ports.

I think to get any sort of platform like this by a major vendor, we're
looking at needing 10K quantities, which I just don't see happening,
without a really well-done kickstarter type campaign.

OTOH, a kickstarter might be a good way to get a largish group-buy together
for some of these more dev-minded platforms.


On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 12:19 PM, Wes Felter <wmf at felter.org> wrote:

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