[Soekris] Wimax and SBC's
jaymo at cullmail.com
Sun Nov 7 18:42:43 UTC 2004
On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 06:57:22AM -0600, the unit calling itself tommy at bishoptower.com wrote:
> While I know that some people have attained >45mb wireless throughput using
> Mikrotik or Star-OS on motherboards running P4's and Celerons using turbo G
> or 11a, what are the SBC manufacturers planning to release that is fanless
> and can handle the throughput provided (hopefully) by WiMax? The current
> crop of Soekris, WRAP, and even the much touted Epia 5000 cannot handle
> this kind of load (the celerons are already maxed out with ~45mb), we will
> all be replacing our infastructure to keep up... I have been thinking about
> this alot, and maybe a dual processor solution is the answer. I don't even
> know if Mikrotik and Star-OS are multi processor ready, but unless there is
> a new cooler running chip on the way, staying fanless will require duals.
> SBC manufacturers need to get these to market now so we can shake them down
> and we are not all waiting for months like with the WRAP's. Soren?
This is not an answer, more of an adjunct to your question...
AMD has bought out National's Geode line. There are some faster Geodes
available now... I think Soekris will eventually produce products that
use these. I don't know what AMD's long-term plans are for Geode.
Frankly, I'm not impressed that AMD is committed to Geode; I recently
bought a couple of development kits: the hardware looks dated, and the
support is non-existent. I wonder if multi-Geode SBCs are a fairy tale?
PowerPC: The processor of choice in the "embedded world'; in particular
for military & industrial systems where strap-on fans just don't make
it. But PPC software is in short supply - at least it's not nearly as
common as x86 stuff. Maybe PPC makes sense for the future?
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