Subject: Re: Recommendation on NetBSD server
To: NetBSD/users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Iggy Drougge <email@example.com>
Date: 12/25/2001 13:03:07
>* I haven't been paying much attention to what's happening in
>terms of the motherboard market with other CPU architectures. If
>someone's started shipping high-speed ATX form factor motherboards
>for some sane architecture, priced such that I can buy a
>motherboard and cpu equivalent to a 1G P3 on an i810 for under
>$1k, I'd appreciate a pointer.
Perhaps port-i386 isn't the best forum for such opinions, so I thought I'd
copy this onto netbsd-users.
The next major hardware purchase I'm planning for now is the Pegasos
motherboard by bPlan. It's a micro-ATX formfactor PowerPC board. I'm not
intending to run NetBSD on it, and I don't know if there are any plans for
such a port, though it's listed amongst the suggested ports. Its price doesn't
seem bad, though. Lots of integrated peripherals. Those aren't very high-
quality, though; AC97, VIA, Realtek... What makes it interesting, though, is
that it's a desktop/consumer PPC board which is not made by Apple. I usually
don't pay much attention to processing speed, but running an image processor
today, which I like and need to do, made me think that I shouldn't be running
at 25 MHz for many years longer. Not on my GUI box, at least.
Some of the latest ports do look interesting, that Sandwich board, for
example, or whatever that MIPS thing was called (Chalice?). Those seem to be
aimed at the developer/evaluation/integration market, though, and I haven't
found any price quotes.
What are your suggestions for current non-i386 hardware?
En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
Georgie beundrade storögt sin pappa som med våldsamma slag gick lös på det
stora trädet. Han badade i svett, och den muskulösa kroppen blänkte i
solskenet. Hon älskade honom.
Lady Georgie, TMS 1983