Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2548 from 2006/3/21
From: Lake Arrowhead...
> Prices seem more realistic this time around.
I find 2300 USD for the mainboard plus CPU (and heatsink and I/O plate) quite a bargain. After adding off-the-shelf RAM, graphics card, sound card, storage controller card, storage drive and case with PSU it should still be possible to arrive at below 3000 USD for a complete POWER9 system.
much more "Bang for the Buck", than the X1000, or X5000 systems. Now that work has begun on the MorphOS porting to x64, I wonder if any of the MorphOS Dev. Team members would even consider supporting the TALOS Workstation, if they were given one of them for free by community members?
I have not paid any attention to just how powerful the Power9 PPC CPU used in this workstation really is, when compared to the low cost x64 alternatives, but I can imagine that if it is even close to being comparable, then Jim must be salivating something terrible, wanting to have some great OS to run on it. Even if it wasn't MorphOS, I suppose he would be happy to run Linux instead, now that he has been using it more often.
I'm also guessing that running MorphOS that can only utilize one CPU core, on such a powerful system, would be a terrible waste, and we all know that we will most likely never see any form of SMP, or even ASMP for the PPC version of MorphOS.
Still, very interesting to see anyone outside the Amiga and MorphOS community still show an interest in a desktop PPC system. Edit: If this workstation can be considered a "desktop" computer?[ Edited by amigadave 08.08.2017 - 20:26 ]
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.