C.H.I.P



  • Has anyone tested the C.H.I.P $9 computer with PFSense? If not then is there any reason that it would not work?



  • @thejdog:

    Has anyone tested the C.H.I.P $9 computer with PFSense? If not then is there any reason that it would not work?

    It's an ARM board with no networking (disregarding sdio attached wifi). Why on earth would you try to run pfsense on it?



  • they sell something that runs on arm

    https://store.pfsense.org/SG-1000.aspx

    looks like a slow pig. the pfsense gold for a year is ok.otherwise, looks like a pi1 type device with dual nics



  • @messerchmidt:

    they sell something that runs on arm

    yes, something designed as a networking device, and it's the only ARM thing that's supported. (If you're unfamiliar with the ARM market, saying something is "ARM" is a bit like saying "it's a von neumann machine" as far as narrowing down whether it's supported; you can generally assume that a particular ARM device is not supported by an OS unless it's explicitly listed.)

    looks like a slow pig…looks like a pi1 type device with dual nics

    The integrated ethernet (switch) is a pretty important component that makes it not "like" a pi. You won't see anything near SG-1000 performance from any pi device with USB ethernet. Just looking at the CPU the rpi3 with 1.2GHz of 64 bit excitement will trounce a 600MHz 32 bit sitara am3352, but in ARM world it's the component integration that matters; at the end of the day, the rpi3 would be lucky to get 10% of the networking performance of the SG-1000. (But I'd hate to try to decode HD H.264 on the SG-1000–because it has a network module instead of a video coprocessor.)


  • Banned

    @messerchmidt:

    looks like a pi1 type device with dual nics


Log in to reply