[Soekris] Wimax and SBC's
jaymo at cullmail.com
Mon Nov 8 00:51:16 UTC 2004
On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 04:05:54PM -0800, the unit calling itself Bao C. Ha wrote:
> > So what do you think is the direction for the future wrt the original
> > poster's question?
> I don't understand the original poster's question!
I understood him to be asking what hardware Soren was planning to handle
>45 Mbps WiFi; or generically how will fanless CPUs handle this
throughput. If the MPC performs as you've indicated, AND it doesn't
require a fan at those clock speeds, then it (and possibly other
PPC-based processors) are possibilities to answer the OP's question, eh?
> Anyway, let's take a look at the Cisco 2620, which has an MPC860
> running at 50Mhz(?). It is rated at 50 bogomips. It has no problem
> pushing one full ds3 45Mbps through it. An Intel 486 100Mhz is
> rated at 50 bogomips. I don't see why do you need anything more
> than that. But, certainly there is no need for a P4 with more than
> 2Ghz. BTW, an MPC860 has the PPC4xx core.
> My rule of thumb is that an MPC860 is like an MC68030 which is
> equivalent to a 486 in the Intel world.
> >> Why is the PPC software in short supply? Don't we have cross-compiler
> >> tools from gcc? It is just a recompilation!
> > Does FreeBSD support PPC? What is this: http://penguinppc.org/
> I have always thought that FreeBSD is for the x86. If I want to run
> BSD on PPC, I would go to the NetBSD.
> I also not sure about the relation to the URL? The PenguinPPC is the
> main PPC support for Linux, for many years now. There is now an ad
> from IBM encouraging developers to port their applications to PPC.
> It is just a marketing tool. I believe that there may be as many as 10K
> Debian PPC packages in Sarge distribution, but I have not touched a
> PPC for a very long time now.
Neither have I, but I get the impression that software support for PPC
platforms lags x86...perhaps considerably. But it's just speculation on
my part. I imagine this delta to be the result of the much smaller
numbers of developers working on PPC platforms. My statement that PPC
software is in "short supply" was probably incorrect, but I don't think
PPC can catch up by just flipping a compiler switch - do you?
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