[Make-wifi-fast] Flent test hardware

Pete Heist peteheist at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 05:21:41 EST 2017

I ordered 2x APU2: http://pcengines.ch/apu2c4.htm <http://pcengines.ch/apu2c4.htm>

With 16GB mSATA SSDs, PSUs, cases and the serial cable I needed, the total came to 9097 CZK / 356 EUR / 412 USD.

Happily, the igb Ethernet driver for its i210 NICs does support BQL and appears to have hardware timestamping to boot. With three Ethernet ports, I’ll get one for management, one for testing and one for PTP time sync straight to the other APU.

I’m expecting the CPU PassMark (for what that’s worth) to be around 1100, 353 single core. That’s significantly less than other devices I was looking at, but at least it’s a quad core, and at this price it’s worth a try. Since Jon reported his E-450 (PassMark 769, 431 single core) was capable of line-rate GigE, hopefully this will be as well.

When they come I’ll run some benchmarks and report back how it goes…

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