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Re: [LUG] Recommendations for low power proxy/NAS box


On 05/01/17 19:56, M. J. Everitt via list wrote:
On 05/01/17 19:45, Tom via list wrote:
On 05/01/17 18:36, M. J. Everitt via list wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the Broadcom chipset didn't
have any high-bandwidth IO silicon in it (they're only set-top-box
SoC's iirc) .. otherwise they would probably have used them on the Pi
from day 1 ...

The CSi-2 interface (camera) can do 4Gbps so there is some io
available. Whether this could be co-opted for some other form of io I
dont know.
Tom te tom te tom

I would imagine its connected internally to a video-demuxing-decoding
'block' and nothing you could usefully use... having worked with TI SoCs
for exactly this purpose .. DM368 was my target, fyi! :) When you get to
30fps 1080p HD video, you need something which crunches big bit-streams
with low latency, for real-time encoding performance ...

The technical response to this is pooh sticks!

Do you have any idea if there any other offerings from broadcom that go that little bit further? I've been amazed what you can do with a Pi3 (it even runs blender 'tolerably' since the recent opengl driver update) but is sort of painted into a corner (understandably) by the pi foundation and it does feel as if for a couple of extra tenners you've got a really serious device. I'm gagging for one of the new adapteva chips (1024 64 bit cores for low decawatts!!) but the pi could be something really gobsmacking in the next decade.

Tom te tom te tom

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