[rescue] x86 vs. SPARC BIOSes (was: Small servers (was Re: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100))

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue May 13 22:23:58 CDT 2008

On May 13, 2008, at 8:09 PM, Scott Newell wrote:

> At 06:48 PM 5/13/2008, Mark wrote:
>> I mean for the love of god, I bought a USD 99 embedded PowerPC board
>> that cost jack to produce and it had full IEE1275 OpenFirmware on it
>> AND a serial port interface. So what's so damned hard! I guess it's
> Link, please?

Sounds like he is talking about the Efika:

They use a 400mhz 603e core.  Memory is soldered on, and thus not  
really expandable.

One thing that disappoints me about them is that they didn't even  
bother to put in GPIO, CAN, SPI, or I2C headers, even though the CPU  
has all of those onboard.  Also, while the board has one serial port,  
the CPU has 6.

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