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Re: fastest MIPS platform for Linux?

On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 09:27:53PM +0100, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > > High-performance evaluation boards like for the SB1250 or (soon) the
> > > RM9000x2 (Both dual-CPU on a die, 1GHz etc.) are probably the fastest you
> > > can get and consume very little power - but they're also rather expensive.
> > > In addition you can switch their endianess with a dip switch and reboot
> > > which may be welcome in your case, I guess?
> > 
> > I have friends at Broadcom and might be able to get a board somewhat cheaply.
> > Is that the best way to go?  
> Knowing the constraints you have for new machines in your house, I'd
> say so.

Actually, those constraints are gone, we're moving the build cluster to the
office (real machine room and all that).

> > What I'm looking for is a fast, stable build platform.  No graphics, it's
> > headless, I need networking (obviously).  All of this is so we can support
> > keeping MIPs in our build cluster.
> That was my assumption and both Origin and eval boards suffice these
> constraints.

OK, what do people use for a Linux distro for the SIBYTE board?
Larry McVoy                lm at bitmover.com           http://www.bitkeeper.com

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