ARM announces Ares

By: Adrian (a.delete@this.acm.org), February 28, 2019 9:09 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
Peter E. Fry (pfry.delete@this.tailbone.net) on February 28, 2019 6:31 pm wrote:
> Howard Chu (hyc.delete@this.symas.com) on February 28, 2019 3:26 am wrote:
> > none (none.delete@this.none.com) on February 27, 2019 10:49 pm wrote:
> > > Howard Chu (hyc.delete@this.symas.com) on February 27, 2019 6:19 am wrote:
> [...]
> > > > Get a HiKey 970
> > > >
> > > > https://www.96boards.org/product/hikey970/
> > > >
> > > > I have a HiKey 960, have been using it for a couple of years.
> > >
> > > How is the Linux support on it? Is kernel mainline or is it some obscure fork? What is
> > > the GPU driver status?
> > >
> > > I have skipped all 96boards boards because most of the interesting ones for me come with
> > > only Android support and some of them promise Linux support in the future.
> >
> > Standard Debian distro is available. Works fine for me.
> > http://www.lemaker.org/product-hikeysecond-download-64.html
>
> Yeah... but again, drivers? Namely the GPU. I have the much less expensive RK3399-based FriendlyElec
> NanoPC-T4, and GPU support is minimal and painful to enable (using Armbian, as it provides a reasonably
> generic distro with an easy path to boot from the EMMC and stick root on an NVME SSD) - the number of
> packages you have to install and configure is hilariously large, and the only real support is for full-screen
> accelerated video. Oh, and mainline kernel support for the RK3399 is kinda iffy.
>
> And how about a distribution other than Debian? Generic support is almost nonexistent and rolling
> your own is pretty involved. At least the kernel support is getting better, but the embedded mentality
> (i.e. expecting no CPU power, RAM, decent storage, or a BIOS) is still prevalent.
>
> As for the HiKey 970, four A73 cores and 6GB of RAM looks pretty nice, but the standard CPU heat sink
> is junk (which may not be a serious issue*) and the $300 price tag is a bit high. And the bottom M.2
> looks pretty short... It'd be nice if someone would ditch the Pi-like design ideal and make a decent
> Mini-ITX board. You could still have all of your phone-y tablet-y interfaces on the inside, with a nice
> standard PCI-e slot (as appropriate) and PC-style IO panel. Heck, I'd integrate an AC power supply.
>
> Which comes first? Commonly available server hardware, single-user hardware, or generic software
> support? Which is the chicken, which is the egg, and what the hell is the third thing?
>
> *It is with the RK3399, but I have a solution of sorts: http://www.tailbone.net/p1000325.jpg



In this moment, by far the most powerful ARM development board that you can buy if you limit the price to something not much larger than for an Intel-based board is the Qualcomm Robotics RP3 kit with Snapdragon 845:


https://www.96boards.org/product/rb3-platform/

https://www.thundercomm.com/app_en/product/1544580412842651?index=1&categoryId=category1&tabIndex=1

https://www.96boards.org/documentation/consumer/dragonboard/dragonboard845c/build/le-os.md.html



At $450 (with 4 GB DRAM & 64 GB UFS), it is expensive (but the price also includes sensors & camera that could be useful), but nevertheless it is a complete bargain compared to what you had to pay for any development board with a modern smartphone processor until a week ago.


The support in Linux for the Adreno GPU and also for the Hexagon DSP and the other included devices should be much better than for anything with Mali GPU.


It is not yet clear which is the content of the pre-installed Linux, but the kernel is built with Yocto as in the last link above.

















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                    death by a thousand cutsMichael S2019/03/01 06:27 AM
                      death by a thousand cutsFoo_2019/03/01 06:37 AM
                        death by a thousand cutsdmcq2019/03/01 11:10 AM
              ARM announces AresJukka Larja2019/02/28 05:31 AM
                ARM announces AresHoward Chu2019/02/28 08:17 AM
                  ARM announces AresGabriele Svelto2019/02/28 02:02 PM
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