ARMADA 8040 Community Board Slips

“Estimated shipping : March”
See ARMADA 8040 Networking Community Board
This is getting annoying. First Lemaker Cello doesn’t deliver and now Marvell 8040 Community Board is delayed. I guess it’s a good thing I spent money on other things like a shiny new red electric car and some more seeds and some fuel-filters and… I have money piling up and I can’t spend it on IT that I actually want. At least the cars are known to be in production and I can eat what grows from the seeds. Can’t do much with a product for which there’s no stock or delivery is pushed back month by month. Do these guys live in the real world? Perhaps they are Martians, just visiting.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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6 Responses to ARMADA 8040 Community Board Slips

  1. Kurkosdr wrote, “Just get a PC motherboard you doofus”.

    I already have one, you doofus. Why buy another one? I want ARM simply because it’s not Intel and I want to try it out. What’s wrong with that? ARM has advantages of not being “Intel Inside”, no monopolistic price, lower power-consumption too. It’s like a small red electric car. I want one and because no one on my block owns one is not a disadvantage at all.

    It’s lower maintenance, cheaper to operate, and more efficient, all good things. ARM is the same way. Billions use ARM processors. Why should I not use one for IT? The Odroid-C2 has proven itself to be reliable, efficient, compact, cheap and it does a fine job. Why should not a more powerful and modern processor with ARMed cores be the same? At the same time, you have no good reason that matters to me why I should use AMD64 and not ARM64.

  2. Kurkosdr says:

    Just get a PC motherboard you doofus. Longing for a board to run your Linux kernel on is like longing for a magical device that can suck dust from your carpet into a paper bag by creating an air vacuum… Both kinds of devices already exist and are sold in great numbers in your local store.

    I don’t understand your infatuation with ARM. It’s a patented architecture after all, and all the designs coming out of it are proprietary. At least the neckbeards of old whined about SPARC because it was open and there were open source implementations.

  3. Kurkosdr wrote, “longing for exotic ARM boards when x86 Linux boards exist and are as commoditised as microwave ovens is just silly”.

    Nonsense. These products do exist if you are the likes of RedHat. The folks trying to supply them to ordinary folk like me just don’t have the skill/money to do the job. In the one case, AMD failed to deliver the chip. In the other case, I suspect they just missed their target. It takes time to arrange supply pipelines. Even the big guys often postpone a product because some widget is unavailable. It’s just frustrating but Beast III is still ticking so I’m in no rush. If it died tomorrow I’d probably dust off or repurpose some old hardware to make it work until the planned part is available. There’s no benefit to buying the wrong part only to discard it a few months later.

  4. dougman wrote, “Suck it up and just order an Intel board and quit bitchin.”

    Don’t need one. Don’t want one. I want to give ARM a go. All kinds of folks are loving them for smartphones/tablets. With a proper cache and lots of RAM and peripherals they will work for me as a server.

  5. dougman says:

    Pogsey, crying and whining, LOL. Suck it up and just order an Intel board and quit bitchin.

  6. Kurkosdr says:

    Pog starts to understand the pitfalls of “pay now, acquire never”, especially when dealing with little-known hardware design firms. Well sort of.

    I am getting hopes he will soon understand that the architecture of the cpu his Linux kernel is running on is irrelevant if you plan on compiling all your software anyway, and that longing for exotic ARM boards when x86 Linux boards exist and are as commoditised as microwave ovens is just silly. I am setting my hopes high again, ain’t I?

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