Arnd and Peter both mentioned the SolidRun HoneyComb LX2K, a 16-core A72
platform with support for up to 64GB of RAM.
I contacted SolidRun and asked them for the current software support
status, and here is the reply I got (reformatted to text):
**UEFI Use Example to install Debian 10**
You can use the attached UEFI image
(it's should support any GPU),
For example, you can install a Debian 10 image like this
and flash it to a USB-Disk, then:
- connect the USB to your board
- boot the board with UEFI from SD card
- press ESC / write exit, to open the UEFI GUI
- verify: Device Manager -> HW description selection = <ACPI>
- Boot Manager -> chose the USB Disk to start the installation
- Install GNOME Desktop Package
Note: you need to use a USB networking device or external PCIe NIC. The
networking stack isn't working with the UEFI yet.
** Kernel Mainline **
- Kernel Main Line working in progress (start supporting from 5.8.0) -
- Mainline is still waiting for some patches to fix SMMU problems. One
set is for PCIe the other is for the networking bus
** UEFI **
- Parent build repository for generating UEFI firmware for the LX2160a -
- UEFI Working in progress - The networking stack isn't working with
the UEFI yet.
=> So, a netinst already seems to work out-of-the-box, and the remaining
issues are actively being worked upon.
All in all, this looks like a very promising device, at a reasonable
price, for those that need a more powerful arm64-based platform for
PS: I'm forwarding the information because they CCed the list, per my
suggestion, but the mail didn't get through.