[Cerowrt-devel] quad core arm

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 14:49:59 EST 2017


looks rather promising. (recommendation courtesy koen koi)

I also picked up two 30 dollar 10GigE interfaces for spaceheater and
whatever I end up calling the second box


I guess in part what I'm mentally shifting to, is what happens after
cake? I'd rather like to have something an ISP could use on or near a
head end, and that entails moving stuff into hardware (and a few more
O(1) algorithms).

Mellonox at least used to make a board with hackable FPGAs, and
perhaps marvell will be more open about how to program the offload
engine next time, and P4 is coming along.

On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have gone through a lot of hackerboards in the last few years.
> I had multiple goals for them - primarily I wanted cheap and
> cheap-to-power wifi and ethernet test targets. I settled on the
> c.h.i.p. for a while for wifi.
> Another goal was a largely fruitless quest to find the ideal next gen
> replacement for the wndr3800. These days I'm using a AC2600 as my main
> device and waiting for the ath10k support to catch up. I used to use
> an olimex something or other for my NAS, I upgraded it to a pine64,
> which was better but crashed hard a few months ago and I've not had a
> chance to go fix it.
> In most cases getting a modern kernel was a major problem. The odroid
> C2 was my fastest network test target (can't drive 1gbit bidir tho),
> and stuck on linux 3.10 for several years now. (I've heard rumors 4.x
> almost works now).
> Anyway the nanopi folk are now producing a wide range of boards I
> haven't tried... til tomorrow:
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0728LPB2R/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
> These appear to be supported on modern kernels in armbian (which has
> thus far been the "best" distro for these hackerboards for me).
> https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-neo-2/
> On the really high end the 48 core arm boxes from cavium look interesting.
> Anything else worth looking at?
> --
> Dave Täht
> CEO, TekLibre, LLC
> http://www.teklibre.com
> Tel: 1-669-226-2619


Dave Täht
CEO, TekLibre, LLC
Tel: 1-669-226-2619

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