REGISTER | LOGIN
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
gsartori
User Rank
Author
re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
gsartori   11/23/2012 12:56:26 AM
NO RATINGS
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

gsartori
User Rank
Author
re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
gsartori   11/23/2012 12:54:02 AM
NO RATINGS
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

gsartori
User Rank
Author
re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
gsartori   11/23/2012 12:52:14 AM
NO RATINGS
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

cdhmanning
User Rank
Author
re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
cdhmanning   2/27/2012 5:52:48 PM
NO RATINGS
As more and more office software becomes web-based and is "clouded", it becomes less important what OS is used at the desktop.

cdhmanning
User Rank
Author
re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
cdhmanning   2/27/2012 5:49:18 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

prabhakar_deosthali
User Rank
Author
re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
prabhakar_deosthali   2/27/2012 5:48:55 AM
NO RATINGS
So the era of mainframes with terminals is coming back in a new avatar of SOC based servers and thin clients as virtual PCs

Kinnar
User Rank
Author
re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
Kinnar   2/26/2012 7:19:10 PM
NO RATINGS
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?

sharps_eng
User Rank
Author
re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
sharps_eng   2/26/2012 10:28:02 AM
NO RATINGS
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'.

goafrit
User Rank
Author
re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
goafrit   2/24/2012 4:40:54 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

BrianBailey
User Rank
Author
re: The SoC is no longer just for embedded systems
BrianBailey   2/24/2012 2:44:47 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Most Recent Comments
Like Us on Facebook
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Martin Rowe

Test Tool Finds Ethernet Wiring Errors
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
When my house was renovated several years ago, I had the electrician install network outlets in numerous places, then run the LAN cables to a wiring closet. But he didn't document the ends ...

Martin Rowe

Local Electronics Store Supplies Engineers and Hobbyists
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Rochester, N.Y. — Tucked away in this western New York city known for its optics is Goldcrest Electronics, a local store that's supplied businesses and individuals with electronic ...

Martin Rowe

How to Transform a Technology University (Book Review)
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
The Presiding Genius of the Place by Alison Chisolm. WPI, Worcester, Mass., 234 pp., 2016. Engineers love to discuss, and often criticize, engineering education. They often claim ...

Max Maxfield

Aloha from EEWeb
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
Just a few minutes ago as I pen these words, I posted this blog about this month's Cartoon Punchline Competition over on EEWeb.com.