“The Cello was announced in early 2016 as a $299 USD developer board with the A1100 ARM 64-bit SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores @ 1.7GHz. The Cello features two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots capable of ECC RAM, two Serial ATA 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, and one PCI Express x16 3.0 slot. There are no integrated graphics, but the PCI-E x16 slot can make for some interesting testing.This board was to begin shipping in Q2’2016, but it and the AMD HuskyBoard never materialized in 2016 and remain largely unavailable to this day. Last month we heard the LeMaker Cello finally shipping to some pre-order customers but on their web-site is listed as “no stock.””
See After Years Of Waiting, Hands On With The AMD ARM BoardYes! After years of waiting, and many long delays, AMD has delivered some A1100-series chips to LeMaker. There is a trickle of “Cello” boards out there and Phoronix got one to test. Quad-core A57 may not sound that great but perhaps the consolation prize will be the chip is the A1170 with eight cores (maybe). It’s hopelessly out of date but it is ARMed and it’s not from Intel. It will have a socket for RAM and sufficient connectivity for my needs. Perhaps it will be a NAS rather than a general server. I still don’t understand why similar boards aren’t pouring forth using the new chips with decent caches…
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