many core IoT board, usefulness ?
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    dethknave
    Posts: 31 from 2015/11/28
    I've been looking into getting my 1st IoT board this year.
    I finally found one that has hardware specs that seem truly useful.
    They call it a Parallela. from parallela.org
    Parallela

    Question is, would this work for any amiga-like system? Including emulator?
    It also has an onboard FPGA

    [ Edited by dethknave 10.05.2017 - 07:59 ]
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > would this work for any amiga-like system? Including emulator?

    It's running Linux on two 667 MHz ARM Cortex-A9 cores and 1 GiB RAM. While AROS/ARM runs hosted on Linux, it certainly won't be fun on this particular hardware. Of course, m68k emulation would be even slower.

    > It also has an onboard FPGA

    That won't be of use for the Amiga side of things, same as the many-core Epiphany co-processor.
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    dethknave
    Posts: 31 from 2015/11/28
    strange that an onboard FPGA works well on a vampire II and the mistFPGA unit , but not in this situation?

    Someone even demoed the many-cores being used for openGL graphic co-processing , Shame that it won't work decently in any amiga-like environment

    [ Edited by dethknave 11.05.2017 - 08:24 ]
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > strange that an onboard FPGA works well on a vampire II and the mistFPGA unit ,
    > but not in this situation?

    I thought you were asking from a user's perspective. Of course, you can try to adapt an existing open source Amiga FPGA core to this board, or even write a new one.

    > Someone even demoed the many-cores being used for openGL graphic co-processing ,
    > Shame that it won't work decently in any amiga-like environment

    It will if you write the necessary drivers :-)
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    dethknave
    Posts: 31 from 2015/11/28
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > strange that an onboard FPGA works well on a vampire II and the mistFPGA unit ,
    > but not in this situation?

    I thought you were asking from a user's perspective. Of course, you can try to adapt an existing open source Amiga FPGA core to this board, or even write a new one.

    > Someone even demoed the many-cores being used for openGL graphic co-processing ,
    > Shame that it won't work decently in any amiga-like environment

    It will if you write the necessary drivers :-)


    been thinking this one over for a day or two. I think the future works better with with a mini-ITX & arm IoT board. Stick the GPU on the mini-ITX or use eGPU. somehow make use of virtualGL or VNC
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