[Gllug] Beagle Board
rich at annexia.org
Mon Jan 12 15:47:18 UTC 2009
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 01:12:58PM +0000, John Hearns wrote:
> 2009/1/12 Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk>
> > On 12 Jan 2009, at 11:37, Chris Bell wrote:
> > [...]
> > > The ARM chips are very efficient, and are designed to not need huge
> > > amounts of RAM to get things done. I am still using my 300MHz
> > > StrongARM
> > > powered RiscPC every day, despite having "much faster" Intel machines
> > > running.
> > ARM chips are very *power* efficient, which makes it a very good
> > choice for portable and power-constrained applications, but has little
> > to offer outside of that niche.
> I think 10 000 cores per rack is a pretty nice niche:
Sounds like an updated CM-1 ...
I guess the late 1980s are now so long ago that we forget the lessons
of the past.
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