[talk] other hardware suggestions

Pat McEvoy mcevoy.pat at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 00:07:03 EST 2019

> On Dec 6, 2019, at 18:55, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
> Not to distract from Patrick's thread, but I am looking at two needs
> right now:
> * some sort of well-supported amd64 hardware comparable in price and
> specs to the PCEngine APU2. More than one NIC is good, but I'm wary of
> relying on mSATA SSD's as Sony deprecated their line IIRC. m.2 seems to
> be the next gen of storage for that world.
> * similar hardware with four or more USB ports, for the role of a serial
> console server. I assume there are still people out there not looking to
> go rely on custom hardware for that role, and really assuming there are
> some of us not living solely in the smog.
> I am interested in others' experiences with the ethernet to serial
> dongles for remote serial...
> Not a fan of going the Intel NUC route, as closed hardware, locked down
> BIOS' and endless binaries still doesn't excite me.
> Also the ARM SoC game is played for me, so long as it's relying on
> microSD cards, and the BSD ARM64 platforms still lag behind amd64
> support AFAIK.
> g
> ______________________________________________

It is still early days yet, but the Rock64 pro might fit the bill in days to come. Especially since the pro laptop has hit the market. I know some folks were buzzing about the possibilities at the last BSDCan. 

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