Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 14th Aug 2006 05:12 UTC, submitted by Shean Terry
Hardware, Embedded Systems A start-up called Movidis believes a 16-core chip originally designed for networking gear will be a ticket to success in the Linux server market. The Revolution x16 models from Movidis each use a single 500MHz or 600MHz Cavium Networks Octeon CN3860 chip.
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One more point
by jimmystewpot on Mon 14th Aug 2006 08:59 UTC
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2006-01-19

Unusual.. What is so unusual about MIPS. Lets look at just about all Linksys/Netgear routers not to mention other small embedded appliances they are almost always using MIPS based ARM/TI processors.

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RE: One more point
by steve_s on Mon 14th Aug 2006 09:07 in reply to "One more point"
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2006-01-16

No such thing as a "MIPS based ARM/TI processor" I'm affraid.

MIPS is one processor architecture, ARM is a completely different architecture.

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RE[2]: One more point
by jimmystewpot on Mon 14th Aug 2006 16:10 in reply to "RE: One more point"
jimmystewpot Member since:
2006-01-19

Yes you are correct. I misread my /proc/cpuinfo on ARM based appliance where it says

CPU architecture: 5TE/MIPS

But when I do a

uname -a
Linux sxxx 2.6.16 #1 PREEMPT Thu Jun 8 23:38:13 PDT 2006 armv5tel unknown unknown GNU/Linux

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