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    amigadave
    Posts: 2573 from 2006/3/21
    From: Lake Arrowhead...
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    NewSense wrote:
    Oh, WOW, they are cheap . . . . .
    As low as £9,035.00 (IN STOCK - SKU ThunderX2Station)

    I'm getting one of those . . . . never ! . . . . I have no interest in specialised hardware like that, if that's any kind of example of what its exhorbitant price would be.


    Their other desktop ARM offering is about the same, or less than an X5000, and provides 32 cores, not 2 or 4 cores, that the X5000 provides. Remember, this discussion is for the future of MorphOS, after it has SMP and Memory Protection, so it can use all those cores.

    Here is the link to the ARM desktop:

    https://store.avantek.co.uk/avantek-32-core-cavium-thunderx-arm-desktop.html

    The specs:

    Super-Quiet ATX Tower Chassis
    Cavium® ThunderX™ CN8890_CP 1.8GHz 32 core ARM SoC
    (option 2.0GHz 48 core ARM Soc)
    Full-height Full-length slot with PCIe x16 (Gen3 x8 bus).
    Full-height Full-length slot with PCIe x8 (Gen3 x8 bus)
    8 x DDR4 ECC DIMM slots
    1 x 40GbE QSFP+ LAN port
    4 x 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports
    3 x 3.5” (5 optional), 2x 2.5" HDD/SSD bays, motherboard supports MAX 4x SATA.
    Super-Quiet fans
    500W PSU

    The price: = £1,360.00, or $1.774.86, or 1,565.77 Euro

    sure, you still need to purchase RAM and a video card, but I still think it compares very well to the X5000, if the Next Gen MorphOS (w/SMP support & 64bit, & Memory Protection) was ported to the Avantek Cavium-ThunderX ARM desktop.



    [ Edited by amigadave 25.02.2019 - 11:40 ]
    MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.
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