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  • ODROID-C2 ARM SBC Offers Great Performance For $40

    Phoronix: ODROID-C2 ARM SBC Offers Great Performance For $40

    Hardkernel's ODROID-C2 64-bit ARM single board computer retails for $40 USD and is powered by an Amlogic S905 SoC. While just a fraction more than a Raspberry Pi 3 or the Pine 64+ when factoring in shipping costs, there's very competitive performance out of this board with its four cores running up to 2.0GHz.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=22996

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    Keep in mind when considering these toys that arduino or mbed board might fine to your project embedded project and they are easier to program than linux. I have not seen any reasonable use of these devices, you can buy a second hand laptop or tablepc ( a real computer with display, power unit, keyboard everything) with 40 usd. I did sold old PIII 800mhz 10 inch tabletpc for 40 eur to a rasperry pi owner, who bought it for boating. You can buy also new cheap android tvboxes, they have case, power unit and a remote controller.
    Last edited by debianxfce; 03-29-2016, 01:29 PM.

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    • #3
      So Ubuntu 16.04, which is in beta, with a comparatively old 3.14 kernel? That seems odd. I would have expected 14.04 with 3.14.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael_S View Post
        So Ubuntu 16.04, which is in beta, with a comparatively old 3.14 kernel? That seems odd. I would have expected 14.04 with 3.14.
        The ODROID is stuck at that kernel version number forever, because it so much wants to be a Pi ;-)

        (Written on a Tegra 3 tablet forever bound to a 3.1 kernel... crap!)
        Last edited by Veto; 03-30-2016, 03:37 AM.

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        • #5
          3.14 is the ODROID-C2 kernel, which is what Ubuntu has to use as there is no mainline support nor newer kernels available for the SoC.

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          • #6
            I'd like to see iperf3 network bandwidth tests.
            (and the CPU utilization during the test which iperf3 provides)
            Last edited by linuxjacques; 03-29-2016, 02:30 PM. Reason: CPU utilization

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            • #7
              Originally posted by chithanh View Post
              3.14 is the ODROID-C2 kernel, which is what Ubuntu has to use as there is no mainline support nor newer kernels available for the SoC.
              Thanks. That by itself is enough to push me away from this. Admittedly, I don't have a good use for one anyway. But I prefer to have something that I can safely update without a lot of work.

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              • #8
                This board sounds great, but will hold off on buying one until the mainline kernel of at least one Linux distro and at least one BSD works on it. It would have a short working life if it stays stuck with Linux 3.14 forever.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by linuxjacques View Post
                  I'd like to see iperf3 network bandwidth tests.
                  (and the CPU utilization during the test which iperf3 provides)
                  New test profile contributions / patches are always welcome... Feel free to submit an iperf3 test profile against the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org. It's all open source.
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Michael_S View Post
                    So Ubuntu 16.04, which is in beta, with a comparatively old 3.14 kernel? That seems odd. I would have expected 14.04 with 3.14.
                    It's the same problem that the Pine64 has, and all the other boards: no decent support, so an older kernel was used.

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