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== Not suitable == == Promising ==
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  * [[http://rhombus-tech.net/|EOMA68]]: Not yet available for general sale
  * [[http://www.kosagi.com/w/index.php?title=Novena_Main_Page|Novena]]: Not yet available for general sale
Upcoming devices looking promising, but not yet available for general sale.

  * [[http://rhombus-tech.net/|EOMA68]]
  * [[http://www.kosagi.com/w/index.php?title=Novena_Main_Page|Novena]]
  * [[http://www.adapteva.com/products/parallella/parallella/|Parallella]]
  * [[http://www.udoo.org/|UDOO]]

== Unsuitable ==
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  * [[http://www.raspberrypi.org/|Raspberry Pi]]: Requires non-free blob to boot (and pretty weak when using Debian - Raspbian is not Debian)   * [[RaspberryPi|Raspberry Pi]]: Requires non-free blob to boot (and pretty weak when using Debian - Raspbian is not Debian)

Target Hardware

Small, cheap boxes. Ok if e.g. box is missing (can be added later), but not if way off our hardware requirements, or if design goals are clearly different (e.g. price tag above $200).

Name

Speed (GHz)

Debian arch

Ram (GB)

disk (GB)

CF

SD

USB (rev.)

SATA

PCI

Wifi

Ethernet speed

boxed

Open hw

Price (w/o shipping)

ALIX.2D2

0.5

i386

¼

{X}

(./)

-

-

-

MiniPCI

-

100x2

{X}

{X}

$129

BeagleBone Black

1

armhf

½

2

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€45

Cubieboard

1

armhf

1

4

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

100

{X}

{X}

$49

Cubieboard2

1x2

armhf

1

4

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

100

{X}

{X}

$59

CuBox

0.8x2

armhf

1

4

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

1000

(./)

{X}

$120

DreamPlug

1.2

armel

½

2

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

bg

1000x2

(./)

{X}

$159

Hackberry

1

armhf

1

4

-

(./)

2

-

-

bgn

100

{X}

{X}

$65

MarsBoard A10 Dev

1.2

armhf

1

4

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

100

{X}

{X}

$50

MiraBox

1

armhf

1

1

-

(./)

3

-

PCIe

bgn

1000x2

(./)

{X}

$149

OLinuxIno A10S MICRO

1

armhf

½

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€45

OLinuxIno A10S MICRO 4GB

1

armhf

½

4

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€55

OLinuxIno A13

1

armhf

½

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

{X}

{X}

(./)

€45

OLinuxIno A13 WIFI

1

armhf

½

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

bgn

{X}

{X}

(./)

€55

OLinuxIno A13 MICRO

1

armhf

¼

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

{X}

{X}

(./)

€35

OLinuxIno A20 MICRO

1x2

armhf

1

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€55

OLinuxIno A20 MICRO 4GB

1x2

armhf

1

4

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€65

Sheeva Plug

1

armel

½

½

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

1000

(./)

{X}

$99

TonidoPlug²

1.2

armel

½

½

-

-

2

(./)

-

bgn

1000

(./)

{X}

$119

Wandboard Solo

1

armhf

½

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

1000

{X}

{X}

€58

Wandboard Dual

1x2

armhf

1

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

bgn

1000

{X}

{X}

€74

Wandboard Quad

1x4

armhf

2

{X}

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

bgn

1000

{X}

{X}

€100

Promising

Upcoming devices looking promising, but not yet available for general sale.

Unsuitable

  • Odroid: Too powerful (requires noisy fan or too expensive to ship heatsink)

  • Raspberry Pi: Requires non-free blob to boot (and pretty weak when using Debian - Raspbian is not Debian)

Devices too expensive not listed here (that'd be a looong list).

See libreplanet processor review for list of processors, pricing (where found), features including Treacherous-capability, FSF Hardware Endorsement Criteria capability etc.

Some benchmark comparison between different processor famillies, which might help in deciding which platform would best fit the requirements can be found here

Hardware list from the PlugApps project here. Good overview of differences in SheevaPlug-class devices.


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