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    Phoronix: CompuLab Announces The Tiny Fitlet2 Linux PC, Powered By Intel Apollo Lake

    The Linux-friendly folks at CompuLab have just announced their newest industrial-grade, fanless PC: the fitlet2...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...mpuLab-Fitlet2

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    How fast is this compared to Mac Minis? What kind of IoT applications would need this much power? GPIO controlled relays already work with Arduino / ESP32.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by caligula View Post
      How fast is this compared to Mac Minis? What kind of IoT applications would need this much power? GPIO controlled relays already work with Arduino / ESP32.
      Guessing without knowing better, but maybe some kind of gateway for IoT devices.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by caligula View Post
        How fast is this compared to Mac Minis? What kind of IoT applications would need this much power? GPIO controlled relays already work with Arduino / ESP32.
        IOT is not just small stuff.... IOT ranges from a lightbulb to gateways to factory-machines to ... Xeon-class servers that run self driving cars.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tildearrow
          Tiny miscapitalization:
          Actually that is officially how they stylize it, but I sort of have a pet peeve about product names in all lower case.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            https://ark.intel.com/products/96488...up-to-2_00-GHz
            linux addict, got the scars, the grey beard and the t-shirt.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by caligula View Post
              How fast is this compared to Mac Minis?
              The best CPU it can mount has around half the power of the lower-end i5 used in mac minis. It's not bad at all for its intended market, though.
              The Atom x7 is basically this CPU with more features (AES, ECC ram) https://www.cpubenchmark.net/[email protected]+1.60GHz
              The I5-4260U used in lower-end Mac minis https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php...0U+%40+1.40GHz
              What kind of IoT applications would need this much power?
              Embedded is also medical, industrial, signage, and whatever else where having a full-blown PC to run a user interface and control other peripherals like printers, while also powerful enough to process some data from cameras or sensors is desirable.
              GPIO controlled relays already work with Arduino / ESP32.
              The fact that this board has no GPIO should probably hint at the fact that GPIO controlled relays isn't the main use for this thing.

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              • #8
                Yeah, if this thing actually supports ECC it would be a steal for 200$ (I'm including shipping).

                I don't understand how they can fit 16GB of RAM on a device that can run only up to 8 though. Are they using some trick RAM chips? There were some, made years ago that could fit 16GB of RAM in a single DIMM/SO-DIMM.

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                • #9
                  starshipeleven this is an Apollo Lake, your x7-Zxxxx processor is a Cherrytrail.
                  https://ark.intel.com/compare/85475,95594,96488

                  the closest device I could find is a J3455, and its CPUBenchmark rating is 2170.

                  this is somewhat similar to the old Core2Duo/Conroe performance, but at one sixth of the power consumption
                  https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2875&cmp[]=943

                  Last edited by speculatrix; 11-05-2017, 06:51 PM. Reason: edit: had a momentary brain lapse.
                  linux addict, got the scars, the grey beard and the t-shirt.

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                  • #10
                    Looking at this, I was hoping "please have dual ethernet". Actually, it can have up to four ethernet (with a +2 card, default is 2). Can't seem to find an "order" page, hope it's not volume only availability. A bit of a bummer that they claim non-ecc memory only. But love the 8v-36v dc tolerance, and the -40C tolerance. Very nice product.

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