See [PATCH v5 11/12] arm64: dts: marvell: add sdhci support for Armada 7K/8KIt’s great to see that Marvell’s ARMed stuff is being pushed upstream to Kernel.org to support their new product which should be available soon to power ARM64 developers and guys for a need for a small server, like me. 😉
My new server which will have the designation, “Beast IV”, will deviate from a long line of AMD products (Athlon, Athlon 64 single core, Athlon 64 quad-core) to an ARM-based developer board from Marvell, the ARMADA 8040 Networking Community Board. It will have sufficient power and resources to run a few hundred processes: my desktop, my NAS, my web-server, my databases, and network infrastructure from the ISP to my LAN. It may not be the most powerful Beast ever but it will use half the power of Beast III and use the later DDR4 with ECC, USB3 and SATA3 technology at half the nanometres. The motherboard has multiple gigabit/s+ NICs too. Apart from still needing a fan to keep cool, it’s nearly perfect for my needs and (at my age) may well be the last motherboard I ever buy.
Shipping soon, I hope… 😉