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    amigadave
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    Jim wrote:
    I fear if we don't go for this one ourselves, that we may not see it utilized.



    Can you clarify the above statement Jim? I don't know what you were trying to express with that sentence.
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12026 from 2003/5/22
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    >> I certainly wish they had waited. But at the time they had no idea
    >> that the T10XX line would be priced so economically. I fear if we
    >> don't go for this one ourselves, that we may not see it utilized.

    > Can you clarify the above statement Jim? I don't know what you were
    > trying to express with that sentence.

    I'm not Jim but I guess reading the following comments may shed some light:

    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40882&forum=14&start=240#778132
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40882&forum=14&start=240#778134
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40882&forum=14&start=240#778163
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40691&forum=2&start=400#780141
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40691&forum=2&start=400#780185
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40691&forum=2&start=400#780191
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40691&forum=2&start=400#780204
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40691&forum=2&start=400#780212


    Edit: added more links

    [ Edited by Andreas_Wolf 20.03.2016 - 07:46 ]
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    Jim
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    >> I certainly wish they had waited. But at the time they had no idea
    >> that the T10XX line would be priced so economically. I fear if we
    >> don't go for this one ourselves, that we may not see it utilized.

    > Can you clarify the above statement Jim? I don't know what you were
    > trying to express with that sentence.

    I'm not Jim but I guess reading the following comments may shed some light:

    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40882&forum=14&start=240#778132
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40882&forum=14&start=240#778134
    http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=40882&forum=14&start=240#778163


    Well, that is a pretty concise group of posts to sum things up.
    Looked into it, didn't get the response or encouragement I'd hoped for.
    Shelved it.
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    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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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 ]
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    redrumloa
    Posts: 1424 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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    redrumloa wrote:
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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?



    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.
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    Posts: 12026 from 2003/5/22
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    >> 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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