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The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems

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chrisshore   2/24/2012 10:19:18 AM
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Fascinating looking device. Just a note of correction - it's powered by a dual-core Cortex-A9, not an ARM9. If you could get that kind of horsepower out of an ARM9...

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t.alex   2/24/2012 12:39:45 PM
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It is no surprise that servers powered by ARM will be spreading the market soon.

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t.alex   2/24/2012 12:40:49 PM
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It is no surprise that servers powered by ARM will be spreading the market soon.

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BrianBailey   2/24/2012 2:44:47 PM
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It is funny that you should mention that. In the original press release they just said powered by an A9. I specifically asked them if it was an ARM Cortex-A9 and they said if was an ARM9. I too doubted that that an ARM9 would have the power necessary - especially for the graphics.

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goafrit   2/24/2012 4:40:54 PM
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Like I am missing something new in the industry..."The Numo 2 is powered by an ARM9 core". ARM9 seems to have a new stuff I am missing. Never thought they have that power in these systems.

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sharps_eng   2/26/2012 10:28:02 AM
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In cube and office environments, running three users' 'PCs' from one box would immediately appeal. What happens with proprietary software licensing and 'dongling' might be a different matter in such an alien environment. Should be OK with network licenses of course. Poses an interesting question: presumably Microsoft's OS and application licensing and DRM layers can track the hardware well enough not to get confused by this virtualisation? Although Linux would have few issues I am not sure how many people are using it. There are many ways to run multiple users with linux platforms for office 'farms'.

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Kinnar   2/26/2012 7:19:10 PM
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SoC was not for embedded systems only since inception. But still the M300 is a nice device, I think it is a Thin Client computing system?

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prabhakar_deosthali   2/27/2012 5:48:55 AM
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So the era of mainframes with terminals is coming back in a new avatar of SOC based servers and thin clients as virtual PCs

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cdhmanning   2/27/2012 5:49:18 PM
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The marketing people tend to get confused by stuff like that. I expect it is a Cortex A9 Remember the Dilbert cartoon about "it's beige and you plug it in." As for power, being ARM it is going to be way, way less than a third of the power if compared to a regular PC.

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cdhmanning   2/27/2012 5:52:48 PM
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As more and more office software becomes web-based and is "clouded", it becomes less important what OS is used at the desktop.

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