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re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
gsartori   11/23/2012 12:56:26 AM
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Our server side SW called Vspace and our protocols are available also for Linux. There are many other free methods for connecting Linux to a thin client but the problems are performance & bandwidth. With the UXP protocol we solved those problems Thanks Gabriele Sartori Sr.VP Hardware Products - Ncomputing

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gsartori   11/23/2012 12:54:02 AM
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See the answer I gave above. HW accelerators are the answer. Consider that running 3 clients with multimedia at 1080P is a lot of work for any CPU. Thanks Gabriele Sartori Sr.VP Hardware Products - Ncomputing

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gsartori   11/23/2012 12:52:14 AM
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The CPUs in this device are mostly for protocol decoding and housekeeping. Everything else is done with very sophisticated HW accelerators. The actual computing is done in the server. Depending on the server we can reach a very large number of users (hundreds using VMs) but to give an idea a simple Sandy Bridge quad core can run 30+ users. Gabriele Sartori Sr,VO Hardware Products - Ncomputing

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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