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what is the best cpu/schematic for the linux based OS and it is the smallest that we can build?

Discussion in 'Embedded' started by Gregory Toomey, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. It was a dark and stormy night, and Mylinux managed to scribble:
    The best CPU for Linux is the ENIAC I, thouh advanced users have migrated to ENIAC II.
    Phone Alan Turing for cpu advice - he knows a lot.

    gtoomey
     
    Gregory Toomey, Oct 11, 2003
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  2. Gregory Toomey

    Mylinux Guest

    what is the best cpu/schematic for the linux based OS and it is the
    smallest that we can build ?
     
    Mylinux, Oct 11, 2003
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  3. OK, first, who is 'we'. Is this the royal 'we'?

    Your questions so far have been too short to even be amusing, but I don't think you have
    offended anyone yet. You still can get some responses.

    The smallest solution that will run Linux is a one chip solution, if you don't count the
    power supply, serial support, oscillator and ethernet phy chip. Look at Axis 100LX MCM. You can have
    a one chip computer.

    And there is just no such thing as best.

    And again, too much cross-posting.
     
    Bryan Hackney, Oct 11, 2003
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  4. Gregory Toomey

    Ralph Mason Guest

    How much money do you have?

    Ralph
     
    Ralph Mason, Oct 11, 2003
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    A E Guest

    Boki called and he wants his question back.
     
    A E, Oct 11, 2003
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  6. You can't meaningfully ask for "best" before having say what exactly
    you mean by "good", first.

    There is no such thing as CPU/schematic. Those are two rather
    distinct stages of designing and building a computer.

    To giv you a rough impression about what sizes you can possible
    expect: some guys at IBM managed to get Linux to run in a (somewhat
    bulky) wristwatch.
     
    Hans-Bernhard Broeker, Oct 11, 2003
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    Andy Baxter Guest

    Probably not the smallest, but LaRT is worth a look:

    http://www.lart.tudelft.nl/

    andy.
     
    Andy Baxter, Oct 12, 2003
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  8. Gregory Toomey

    DarkMatter Guest

    A PDA with a hi res screen and Lineo or other such appropriate OS.
     
    DarkMatter, Oct 12, 2003
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  9. Gregory Toomey

    Ken Taylor Guest

    So did I, but I needed a shopping trolley under my arm to carry the weight
    of the 19" SVGA monitor.

    Ken
     
    Ken Taylor, Oct 12, 2003
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  10. Gregory Toomey

    Mylinux Guest



    I think I would like to try a LART since it is an open source .
     
    Mylinux, Oct 13, 2003
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