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Re: Debian on Pine64 H64B?

On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 01:04:30PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> The beaglebone is for little bitty machines with barely enough hardware 
> to qualify as a cnc driver, a raspi4b can run circles around it while 
> browsing the web with firefox, I have done it on that pi4b. 

The arm side of the beaglebone is certainly not impressive, but the
PRU cores are potentially interesting for driving realtime hardware.
It's what they are for.  Of course they are not arm cores, they use their
own instructions so one would have to write code for a TI proprietary
core that only a small number of processors support.  But it does mean
you have dedicated cores designed for driving hardware without having
to share resources with the main OS.  Certainly the raw arm processing
power of the Pi4 is easier to work with and more portable to other
systems in the future.

Len Sorensen

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