Re: Phase 5 Statement on Linux for PowerPC
On Wed, 18 Aug 1999, Tom Rini wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Aug 1999, Phillip R. Jaenke wrote:
> > I'm not an EE, or a CS guy. I have *NO* idea how to redesign this board
> > so as to cram it into a laptop. (I am not worried in the least about
> > processor heat; just gonna have to deal with it. Dissipate with a diff
> > heatsink or something.) Anyone know of any companies that're working on
> > this already? Or know enough about this stuff to assist in the work?
> > Thanks.
> I think trying to cut down an ATX board to notebook size would be harder
> (or at least as hard) as designing your own board. In fact, this might
> not be too hard (if you have some good EE guys) and a good deal of
> knowledge. Be manage to make a mobo so... I think using the IBM stuff as
> a referance and doing a new board might be easier. But I'm no EE guy
The interesting thing I find in the whole "opening the hardware" thing is
that IBM has had an open CHRP design in the Longtrail available for
anybody to do a run and I think it's only been two vendors who bothered to
make a limited run of the boards. You Longtrail folks out there can
correct me... :) Oh, and Mot. SPS has had a Yellowknife reference design
(and eval boards of the design) available for a long time with nobody
jumping on it. That's a CHRP design w/ a 750.
The difference is that IBM is making a PR event out of it and is willing
to throw a little money at making some relationships with manufacturers, I
suppose. Sounds good to me...
With LinuxPPC, Inc.'s latest press release, sounds like the production of
these boards is a done deal.
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