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    Jim
    Posts: 4965 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
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    amigadave wrote:
    I really like Trevor Dickinson and Matthew Leaman of A-Eon, but I worry a little about the choices they have made for new system hardware...


    Although some might think otherwise, I'm quite fond of Trevor myself (even though he no longer replies to my messages, hey at least he hasn't "unfriended" me on Facebook...yet).

    I have decided to stop waffling about the purchase of an X5000 though and have set funds aside for that purpose (when it becomes possible).

    I never thought I'd find myself dependant on a release from Hyperion...

    [ Edited by Jim 15.06.2016 - 11:50 ]
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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    redrumloa
    Posts: 1423 from 2003/4/13
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    Jim wrote:
    I have decided to stop waffling about the purchase of an X5000 though and have set funds aside for that purpose (when it becomes possible).

    I never thought I'd find myself dependant on a release from Hyperion...



    Why not get the board without OS4.1FE? A-eonkit not offering it without OS4? Or you just mean the ridiculous slowness of HYPErion porting the OS holding up the release?
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4965 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
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    redrumloa wrote:
    Quote:

    Jim wrote:
    I have decided to stop waffling about the purchase of an X5000 though and have set funds aside for that purpose (when it becomes possible).

    I never thought I'd find myself dependant on a release from Hyperion...



    Why not get the board without OS4.1FE? A-eonkit not offering it without OS4? Or you just mean the ridiculous slowness of HYPErion porting the OS holding up the release?



    They won't sell it until OS4.1 is ready, and when they do they are only going to give us a $20 rebate on OS4.
    Might as well have a reason to hold Hyperion to their promise of the mythic OS4.2.
    Plus, if I ever sell it (which isn't that likely) I can supply OS4.1 to the buyer.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11609 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    >> PPC476FPE: 1.6 GHz, dual-core, 3x PCIe, 1x I²C
    >> PPC476GTR: 1.6 GHz, dual-core, 4x PCIe, 2x I²C, 1x SDHC, 1x SATA,
    >> 1x USB2, 2x USB1.1, Ethernet

    > PPC476GTR? Wow, that IS a hard one to get info on. I just contacted
    > IBM tech support and got the equivalent of 'huh?'. And a reference to
    > a different support line. IBM REALLY doesn't want to market components.

    Regarding the PPC476FPE, it seems that this SoC is what IBM uses as their FSP2 (Flexible Service Processor) board, which is the management processor in their non-OpenPOWER POWER8/POWER9 systems. This explains plausibly why the PPC476FPE part isn't marketed by IBM.

    https://lists.ozlabs.org/pipermail/linuxppc-dev/2017-May/157856.html

    Regarding the PPC476GTR SoC, I've yet to find out what this is actually used for.
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