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Re: which embedded system?
2009/8/7 Andy Ruhl <acruhl%gmail.com@localhost>:
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 6:28 AM, <reed%reedmedia.net@localhost> wrote:
>> I will be ordering one or more lightweight systems for testing and
>> benchmarking network server software on low resource systems.
>> I did a little research and I list a few systems below. Do you have any
>> recommendations of hardware to use?
>> I need to be able to easily host the hardware by plugging into the wall
>> power and into the ethernet. I'd prefer to not deal with assembling or
>> buying many different components to get a working solution. Also I don't
>> have time to test new ports. Also it would probably be good to have a
>> non-x86 system for the lightweight system simply for hardware portability
>> testing as a bonus. I'd like the system to be low powered and take up
>> little physical space. I don't mind using discontinued hardware as long as
>> it is inexpensive compared to others.
>> ÂNSLU2 (Network Storage Link for USB 2.0 Disk Drives). Note this is
>> Âdiscontinued hardware. Â133 or 266 MHz ARM-compatible Intel XScale
>> ÂIXP420 CPU, 32 MB of SDRAM, and 8 MB of Flash memory. Add a USB memory
>> Âstick for more space. Some have 64 MB or more ram and 16 MB flash.
>> ÂShould be less than US$100.
>> ÂSome Soekris system with 133 MHz CPU, 64 MB ram. System with case and
>> Âpower supply and extra flash disk would be around US$150 to $250.
>> ÂA reason I would not purchase this is because it is already x86
>> Âbased CPU.
>> ÂPC Engines ALIX, but I don't know pricing for this with enclosure, power
>> Âsupply, etc. This is also x86-compatible.
>> ÂRouterBOARD, probably US$150 and up for Atheros 300Mhz (or more) CPU and
>> Â32 MB (or 256) RAM. I think this is a MIPS-compatible CPU.
>> (I excluded Technologic EmbeddedARM systems since they may cost too much.)
>> Depending on the cost, maybe it would be good to buy multiple different
>> devices so cost may define my choices.
>> Any suggestions fronm these or others? URLs to ordering pages or "howtos"
>> for NetBSD would be appreciated.
> The NSLU2 isn't very stable right now. Looks like compiler issues to me. And
> so far nobody's built a firmware which will auto boot NetBSD.
> There's the beagle board, www.beagleboard.org. That one seems nice.
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