Movidis: A 16x core 600Mhz low-power MIPS machine

ke han <>
Tue Aug 22 03:22:30 CEST 2006


Are there any corp sponsored folks on this list that can get one of  
these to test out erlang?  Note this chip also has integrated  
encryption (as does the Sun Niagra chip).
I am launching an online product in a few months and have looked at  
the Sun T2000 as well suited platform.  I have tried to get Sun to be  
reasonable about giving me a discount on one of these new boxes (they  
really cost about $13,000 once you add on little features such as RAM  
and SAS hard drives ;-)...Sun is doing well these days and has gone  
back to their old arrogant behavior I've seen from the first dot com  
days.  They are simply a tough company to partner with if you don't  
have blank checks to pass around.
I would welcome some competition with this new 16 way chip!!!
One thing I notice about the specs on this Movidis server...the  
motherboard only has 4 memory slots !!!  Seriously, 8 should be an  
obvious requirement for something like this.  Havng 4, makes you  
immediate step up to 2GB modules which are still on the front end of  
the price curve.
ke han

On Aug 22, 2006, at 3:34 AM, Joel Reymont wrote:

> Courtesy of Duncan Couts at the Haskell mailing list. Ideal for  
> Erlang?
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> http://www.movidis.com/products/rev_spec.asp
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> A 16x core 600Mhz low-power MIPS machine pre-installed with Debian.
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> With the new smp-capable ghc, such a box might be rather good for some
> Haskell server application.
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> It's a similar price to Sun's 4x core (with 4 threads per core)  
> 1Ghz low
> power sparc machines (which run Linux or Solaris).
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> http://wagerlabs.com/
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