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billyzelsnack
02-24-2009, 09:39 AM
http://www.marvell.com/
http://www.marvell.com/products/embedded_processors/kirkwood/plugcomputer.jsp

Supposed to be $99 when it ships.

ROBOTMAN
02-24-2009, 07:48 PM
Wow thats pretty cool! :) Wonder how good it works?

pushbx
04-24-2009, 09:44 PM
I've gotten mines a few weeks ago. Works great, and runs at ~4 watts by itself and ~8 with an external HDD. I have performance numbers here: http://www.computingplugs.com/index.php/SheevaPlug_Performance

Adrenalynn
04-25-2009, 12:09 AM
mov dx,OFFSET MyResponseTo_pushbx
mov ax,SEG MyResponseTo_pushbx
mov ds,ax
mov ah,9
int 21h
MyResponseTo_pushbx db "Welcome to the Forum! Those bytemarks are a little confusing. What happened to the scale of score betwixt the Sheeva and the k233 vs the Duo and the k233? Notice how the K's scores go through the roof on the second comparison? That makes it impractical to make any kind of comparison between modern hardware and the Sheeva. Of course, maybe I'm missing something - I did just wake up from a nap. And somehow I don't think any string this long would print without breaking it up.;) Again - welcome! $"

pushbx
04-27-2009, 07:42 PM
Yeah, I see the formatting is a bit confusing. So I reformatted the page to, hopefully, be more clear. The number that you should look out for is the memory index, integer index and floating point index. I put up a table of Sheeva's numbers and numbers from a bunch of other cpus.

More importantly, I put up power usage numbers of the Sheeva under various conditions. Hope it helps.

shobley
06-26-2009, 08:28 AM
I ordered one - very interested if USB video and audio devices can be "grafted" onto this - then it would be perfect for my K9 robot and I can ditch the Mini-ITX.

Adrenalynn
06-26-2009, 11:30 AM
Well, I'd think you'd want to define "doing video" a bit better.

Taking postage stamp sized frames, correcting their color palette, then throwing them away? Sure. But you have to remember these little embedded computers are equivalent for number-crunching tasks to ~15 year old or more desktops.

So think back what you could do on your desktop a dozen years plus ago and ask if you could do then what you want to do now.

WGhost9
06-26-2009, 11:34 PM
At such a price, this looks very attractive. Anyone have a project that uses this computer to show off its abilities?