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  • New PowerPC-laptop (64bit NXP T208X, dual core, 4 threads), Open Source Hardware

    Seems the "Linux PowerPC notebook project" finally decided on the specs and started a funding campaign for the design of the motherboard. The project goal is to provide a full Open Source Hardware laptop and produce working prototypes.

    CPU: QorIQ T2080/2081, 64bit, quad-core (4 x POWER e6500), 8 threads (SMP), AltiVec
    Specs: https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/faq/
    Campaign: https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/campaigns/
    News: https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/category/news/

    I think this is interesting, 'cause if it succeeds this will be the most powerful PPC-machine out here for the consumer market - compared to the PowerMac G5 Quad and the Amiga One X5000.
    Last edited by schwarzygesetzlos; 07-04-2017, 06:15 PM. Reason: corrected CPU-specs

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    Oops, I was pointed to the fact, that the NXP T2080/T2081 is actually a quad-core (4 x POWER e6500), capable of running 8 threads with SMP.

    Unfortunately I can't edit the title of the thread accortingly.

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    • #3
      This is cool. phoronix can we have coverage for this in Phoronix articles?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ennui View Post
        This is cool. phoronix can we have coverage for this in Phoronix articles?
        Indeed, does any one knows about the development phase of this project?

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        • #5
          They’ve now posted the schematics and partnered with Slimbook for the case. Not certain what activity is planned next.

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