Rare, early developer model BeBox needs a new home


#41

Or you could just go for Power9… in which case Talos makes fast powerful Power9 hardware that isn’t too far out of the real of sane prices. You can probably build a workstation for under $2k for sure.


#42

I should have provided the links from the pertinent comments:

A PowerPC notebook still in its funding campaign: ( https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/en/ ).

A Power9 Blackbird motherboard, supporting up to 256 GB memory and a serial port still in a pre-order status: ( https://www.raptorcs.com/content/BK1B01/intro.html ).

While the PowerPC notebook may never materialize, the Power9 Blackbird motherboard is from the same company currently offering the Talos servers and workstations - so should be available as soon as the embargo on the Power9 CPU is lifted.


#43

The Wii U is powered by a 1.3GHz tri-core PowerPC processor, and its graphics chip is a lightly customized GCN Radeon HD. There’s already a Linux port to it: https://gitlab.com/linux-wiiu/linux-wiiu

Probably easier to acquire one of those than an AmigaOne…


#44

Or PS3 for that matter… probably about the same difference it’s single main core is much faster than the Wii + the SPEs which are kinda sorta like regular cores.

Main problem with these consoles is limited ram.


#45

split thread?