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Re: Looking for suggestions for small, low power machine
On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 09:22:35PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 05:57:03PM +0100, bifferos ' wrote:
> > About power requirements, which Vortex Board consumes 1W? It seems
> > the Vortex86DX CPU itself consumes 2W, so I don't see how the
> > entire system can consume ~1W.
> > Anyhow, if nobody wants to work on it it's no big deal.
> At $56, yeah, it's somewhat interesting (it'd be a lot more interesting
> if it had more than one Ethernet). Though in terms of functionality/watt
> I think embedded x86 will always be a bit of a lose.
> 150MHz FPU-less 486 -- what's the CPU exactly? Is it an AMD Elan? I
It could be a vortex86 SX (http://www.vortex86sx.com/?page_id=195)
> have never seen the 150MHz variant of that chip though I have seen the
> datasheet from time to time.
> NetBSD does support x86 systems with no FPU. So whatever the problem is,
> it's assuredly not that.
If it's a vortex86 it would be worth trying -current again. As it's running
on the vortex86MX now, it could be running on the SX/DX as well.
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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