[zfs-discuss] Cheap arm64 development board

Gordan Bobic gordan.bobic at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 13:07:05 EST 2016

On 29/12/16 17:42, Alexander Schreiber wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 12:03:55PM +0000, Gordan Bobic via zfs-discuss wrote:
>> Don't underestimate what Xeons cost, though. I have a maxed out G8 HP
>> microserver, and although the machine itself was only about £100, putting
>> in a top of the line CPU (E3 1290v2) was about £300 extra on top, and
>> between it's 4 cores, it gets beaten by the 8 X-Gene cores on the MP30 ARM
>> board in server tasks and non-FPU heavy workloads (e.g. compiling). The
>> Xeon wins by a large margin on heavily optimized SIMD workloads (e.g.
>> libx264 encoding), but that's a pretty narrow use case. And the X-Gene has
>> a TDP of just over half.
> So I've read about the Gigabyte MP30, but so far failed to find someplace
> that is actually willing to sell one. How does one go about acquiring one,
> then?

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