Anyone wants AArch64 server?
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- I'm all for taking parts out there and building stuff around it, that's how Beagleboard and rpi etc came to be in the first place. but keep in mind that most people don't buy rpi for it being ARM, but for being "cute and cheap little board". then they even buy an SDcard with whatever Linux on it, play around until they get bored and then settle on using it as a cheap KODI box to stream torrented movies on..Jul 22, 2016
- I agree that the desktop ARM system you describe would be a "nice thing to have" and I bet many people would be happy to have one - though my value of "many" is way less than yours. what I am trying to explain is that the current PC market situation does not make that a likely thing to happen soon. and that the people that output those $30 boards are not the ones you should demand your $300 systems from.Jul 22, 2016
- and others, thanks for your discussion. It opens my mind. That's I never thinked about before since I entered into ARM server area.
Just one more question. :-) It's about ecosystem.
Let's say If we find a manufactor who have ability and willing to build a "ARM PC". They can build the motherboard and case. That's they can control by themselves. Then they need to spend $?0K to buy UEFI sourcode and spend some resource to develope specific UEFI for their motherboard. They also need to ask Redhat, Canonical, Suse, etc to support their motherboard's driver in official Linux release. They need to test different type of PCIe extention cards. They probably will find that some cards, like graphic card, sata controller don't support their platform. And these card vendors would say"sorry, we don't support ARM platform. "These issues are what I observed right now building ARM server. It's like a chicken-egg problem. No enough supports from these ecosystem, people can't ARM platform. But if no enough people use it, these ecosystem will not be mature. What's your point?Jul 22, 2016
- How about 96boards' enterprise board? Does it meet your requirement?Jul 22, 2016
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