[erlang-questions] Raspberry-Pi

G Bulmer <>
Tue Mar 6 16:45:28 CET 2012


Only R-Pi model B were being sold last week, and AFAIK is model B is the
only one that Farnell and RS were taking pre-orders for (I was only offered
a B).
A is aimed to cost $25, but has no ethernet making it less useful (to me)
as an Erlang machine.

GB

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM, David <> wrote:

> There are two models of the RPi, Model A and Model B, with slightly
> different specs and pricing. See
>
>
> http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1138709--35-computer-with-toronto-designed-software-sells-out-worldwide-in-minutes?bn=1
>
> and
>
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/
>
> David.
>
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 10:24 AM, G Bulmer <> wrote:
> > Raspberry-pi specs are at: http://elinux.org/Rpi_Hardware
> >
> > Essentially
> > - 700MHz ARM11
> > - 256MBytes RAM
> > - 10/100 Ethernet
> > - SD memory card
> >
> > cost about 27 EUR (under 1/3rd the price of that MMnet1002)
> >
> > I think Raspberry-Pi (R-Pi) is relevant to Erlang because:
> > 1. It appears that there is a *lot* of educational interest in using
> R-Pi to
> > teach programming, so having Erlang available makes a lot of sense (to
> me)
> > 2. it might be a cheap, portable server for development 'on-the-go' for
> > folks doing laptop development, without VM-infrastructure,
> > 3. it might be very compact, cheap, approach to guaranteed-working
> > development machines, for folks running Erlang training courses, (at that
> > price, it might be included in the course fees)
> > 4. it's so small and cheap, I could post a 'working server', or even a
> small
> > cluster, to a client for testing, etc.
> >
> > GB-)
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Dawid Figiel <>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Something to compare with :
> >>
> >> MMnet1002 - 200MHz, 64MB RAM, 1GB Flash
> >>
> >> http://www.shop.propox.com/index.php?d=produkt&id=2119
> >>
> >> This one is more expensive 86 EUR... but maybe it is better or maybe
> not.
> >>
> >> Can you find the specs for Raspberry-Pi ?
> >>
> >> //Dawid Figiel
> >>
> >>
> >> On 3/2/12, Wes James <> wrote:
> >> > On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 4:13 AM, Michael Turner
> >> > <> wrote:
> >> >>> ... a $35 Erlang machine with Ethernet ...
> >> >>
> >> >> --if based on Raspberry-Pi, would be called "Raspberry-e", wouldn't
> it?
> >> >
> >> > How about Raspberry-PiE
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> -michael turner
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