Author Topic: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions  (Read 105076 times)

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2014, 11:34:12 am »
Well that stinks.  Somewhere in my limited reading, I got that the '8' in A80 was armv8, not 8 core.  :(

RHEL 7 is SUPPOSE to be developed for ARM, but the roadmap also says 64 bit only.  So there are serious limiters here.  Centos is doing their own ARM development and if I can swing a few cubieboards, I will join in.  They also have a SIG doing Centos 7 32bit.

For Allwinner to play against Intel on the desktop/laptop, they need affordable 64bit.

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2014, 03:56:46 am »
1) USB 3.0
2) 8GB of RAM or more.
why 8G ram and usb3?
currently CB2 is not enough for me - I run svn server, vsftpd, lighttpd, mysqld, java (tomcat without any apps loaded so far) and some other services and they already take all available RAM + some swap. Mind it is headless. I want to run ore Java based services, I want to add continuous integration and I do not think 2GB of CT will be enough. 4GB? Maybe could do it  - 8GB better.

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2014, 04:03:26 am »
currently CB2 is not enough for me - I run svn server, vsftpd, lighttpd, mysqld, java (tomcat without any apps loaded so far) and some other services and they already take all available RAM + some swap.
are you sure that cubieboard is right choose of the platform for such services?:)

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2014, 04:09:36 am »
currently CB2 is not enough for me - I run svn server, vsftpd, lighttpd, mysqld, java (tomcat without any apps loaded so far) and some other services and they already take all available RAM + some swap.
are you sure that cubieboard is right choose of the platform for such services?:)
Well for personal + family use it is "about" ok. With little improvement as proposed it would be perfect I guess :-)
It was important to me to have hardware which is little, makes no noise and does not take much power.
Please, imagine that I used to run lighttpd, vsftpd, svn and mysql on Netgear WNR3500Lv2 = 128MB RAM (and lighttpd even on Linksys WRT54G before).
« Last Edit: May 31, 2014, 04:15:59 am by salutuj »

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2014, 08:59:19 am »
those services should not take whole 1gb of ram. i have mysql, lighttpd, nginx, dlna, vftpd, samba, tomcat, rtorrent and it all takes ~350MB ram.
maybe u probably reading `free` wrong, post it here.

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« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2014, 04:49:50 pm »
I dont understand, why people could be so dissatisfied about Cubieboard+Allwinner partnership...

Recently, there was a crowd-funding campaign about open source laptop, Novena:
https://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop

Despite being too expensive and having mediocre technical specifications (not enough for 2015)
project successfully met the goal and even gathered 3x times more money than needed! $720,000

Now, just imagine that you would be able to create such open-source laptop by yourself:
just buy new CubieBoard with A80 SoC, order some cheap parts from AliExpress (display,
keyboard and case that would match, etc) And, you will have open-source netbook/laptop
which is much cheaper and YET has more advanced technical specifications than Novena ;)
Wonderful 64-bit octa-core ARMv8 SoC is many times better than years-old Cortex A9

That is just one possible application of CubieBoard! Just think of other possibilities....
« Last Edit: June 01, 2014, 04:52:52 pm by wanderer »

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Re: Sceptics, go away :P
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2014, 04:51:36 pm »
I dont understand, why people could be so dissatisfied about Cubieboard+Allwinner partnership...

Recently, there was a crowd-funding campaign about open source laptop, Novena:
https://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop

Despite being too expensive and having mediocre technical specifications (not enough for 2015)
project successfully met the goal and even gathered 3x times more money than needed! $720,000

Now, just imagine that you would be able to create such open-source laptop by yourself:
just buy new CubieBoard with A80 SoC, order some cheap parts from AliExpress (display,
keyboard and case that would match, etc) And, you will have open-source netbook/laptop
which is much cheaper and YET has more advanced technical specifications than Novena ;)
Wonderful 64-bit octa-core ARMv8 SoC is many times better than years-old Cortex A9

That is just one possible application of CubieBoard! Just think of other possibilities....

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Re: Sceptics, go away :P
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2014, 05:06:09 pm »
Wonderful 64-bit octa-core ARMv8 SoC ...
... is not something that Allwinner A80 can offer.

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Re: Sceptics, go away :P
« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2014, 05:44:54 pm »
... is not something that Allwinner A80 can offer.
Now I see that A80 is 32-bit , but A80 CubieBoard is still better in price/performance than Novena ;)


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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2014, 11:04:07 pm »
Has there been any news concerning the pricing? I'm very curious how much they'll sell this for.

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #56 on: June 19, 2014, 01:33:35 am »
No news. Except this one here
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=96oForjx9fU

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2014, 07:47:56 am »
Hi guys,
I did a little research on the board and apparently the board will be use PowerVR G6230 (Rogue) which apparently have better kernel support and support 4k. good news? like most comment posted I totally  agree about how Cubietech doin their business with little to none software support (though their hardware is the best value you could find) but it still gives it a disadvantage because doesnt matter how good the hardware is the software cant execute it, it becomes no use. As of posting this I also find out that third party company had just made a base board for the Cubietruck finally. So now thankfully we have some support from third party. One question for kernel expert could the next model support windows?

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2014, 08:52:44 am »
You are asking for Windows RT ??
Good question but Microsoft has to give the answer !!!!

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #59 on: June 20, 2014, 10:17:45 am »
Hi guys,
I did a little research on the board and apparently the board will be use PowerVR G6230 (Rogue) which apparently have better kernel support and support 4k. good news? like most comment posted I totally  agree about how Cubietech doin their business with little to none software support (though their hardware is the best value you could find) but it still gives it a disadvantage because doesnt matter how good the hardware is the software cant execute it, it becomes no use. As of posting this I also find out that third party company had just made a base board for the Cubietruck finally. So now thankfully we have some support from third party. One question for kernel expert could the next model support windows?

Reading your post, I am confused, how does the baseboard help to fix day to day problems we find with the Cubieboards, the lack of support and long term stable operation of Cubie boards can only be guaranteed by a knowledgeable software team. What cubietech is doing is putting some reference designs thru fabs and calling it a product and let open source community figure out everything on their own, not spending a dime on the software development means most proceeds from sales becomes profits since manufacturing these boards probably minimal once you have the fabs infrastructure setup.