Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 472 from 2003/11/24
> As CPU its quite the similar chip
>Yes, depends on the definition of "similar":
Basically as CPU is almost the same changed frequency and cache.
> Simply by tech sheet honestly those Freescales looks so nice they should
> be new enough to be faster
>I'm not sure a 2.2 GHz e5500 is faster than a 2.7 GHz PPC970 core.
I ment in multicore edition. As far as I can see it has slightly more DMIPS/Mhz to compensate the difference, slightly more cache and a bit better FPU which slould bring about the asme user feeling. We ll know more once we have the Cyrus and Linux to test it.
> but versatility of platforms.
>The port to the Sam460 has been primarily worked on to have a target platform that's >available as new.
Which I interpret as versalility - availiability of both high performance and low performance, used and new hardware (even in this case used hardware outperforms new)
> those systems (Acube,AEON) will go on sale madatory with OS4
>Also for ACube's industrial customers?
To be honest, never heard of, even that would be nice for them (to sell it as Linux embed sys and to have more sales)
> will Trevor offer free system to developers - which I believe he did with X1000
>"They never sent me an X1000 as promised so I could support the mainline kernel >on it, so I'm sorry but you're mostly on your own here.
That is about Linux?
I believe they were offered the Nemo board (and that Trevor would honor that still if asked politely)
>>> what would be most interesting to see is MorphOS fully supporting such
>>> boards before AmigaOS 4.x
>> Which on-board component(s) do you have in mind here?
> SAM460 - full onboard SATA2
Which OS4 doesn`t support with DMA
> RadeonHD with 3D
>Not an on-board component.
Agreed but onboard gfx is next to useless, and it would benefit to overall OS step ahead, even it would be for start just Radeon 4000HDs. A bit strange situation where all RadeonHDs are supported by paid driver - but in 2D only and one has to add generally slower 9250 to get 3D gfx going. MorphOS has gone further in 3D area, but HD Radeons are anyway next challenge.
> x1000/Cyrus - onboard Network
>Yes, on-board network driver for X1000 has been available only for betatesters for ?>over a year.
True, but is not avail to general X1000 users, so its not out yet. Still additional and slower PCI card has to be used, not to mention more cables.
> mem card onboard
Which is essential as it can boot both AmigaOS, Linux and even could MorphOS but is not visible from AmigaOS. Sad and strange since its nice move to have it.
>Again, not an on-board component.
> even any use of second core and beyond
>Not likely, I think.
I understand the limits, but even use of it as separate VM could be great and benefitial - e.g. running Linux from kind of hardware Hypervisor since X1000/Cyrus support it instead of rebooting to it. That could instantly add usage of Linux apps via such switch, if its possible.
> + Filesystem support that would enable file share between AmigaOS, Linux and MorphOS
FAT32 at least, NTFS and EXT4 if possible.
iMac G5 1GB with MorphOS and MacOS X
Vampire Standalone v4