GuruPlug Server Plus : don't waste your money Introduction Update (2013/02/28): Check how the Mirabox compares with the GuruPlug. Guruplug Server and Guruplug Server Plus are small computers that fit into a power plug and which are made by GlobalScale. I was first informed about them from someone who asked on the haproxy mailing list if haproxy had ever been tested on them. These devices run on a Marvell 88F6281 processor, which is a system-on-chip (SoC) powered by an ARM-derived Sheeva processor core at 1.2 GHz, coming with 512 MB of RAM and as much of flash. The Server Plus also has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and the whole is supposed to consume just a few watts, so I found it very appealing for building high performance, low consumption haproxy servers. I pre-ordered one at NewIT about two months ago and it finally arrived on Friday. First connection Trying to connect using the serial console was another adventure. First network test Being interested in running haproxy on it, I had to run a benchmark. Test on other kernels Conclusion
Product - U-Socket U-Socket Whether at home, office or when we're traveling, we are always hunting for a wall outlet to plug our chargers or adapters into but there are never enough available outlets to charge all the devices. U-Socket is an AC receptacle with the added benefit of two built-in USB ports that can power any device that is charged via USB. Whether it's an iPhone, gaming device, digital camera, Kindle or an iPad, U-Socket can handle it all. Designed to replace an existing 3-prong wall outlet, U-Socket eliminates the clutter of AC adapters that stick out and take up space. Simplify. Say goodbye to clutter and say hello to modern, organized living. Go Green. Did you know that even when appliances are turned off or on standby mode, most are still using some electricity? U-Socket reduces your energy costs dramatically thanks to it's 5-star energy efficient design that auto senses the required wattage & only outputs full power if something is connected to it. Smart Design. Made in the USA.
bone Explore the high-performance, low-power world with the tiny, affordable, open-source Beagles. Putting Android, Ubuntu and other Linux flavors at your fingertips, the Beagle family revs as high as 1GHz with flexible peripheral interfaces and a proven ecosystem of feature-rich "Cape" plug-in boards. BeagleBone Black The benchmark for open hardware Linux computers. Get the workhorse 1GHz AM335x ARM® Cortex-A8 processor, expanded peripherals, low power consumption and open source software compatibility. Learn more » What can these boards do? The Beagles are tiny open-hardware (you could make one yourself), open-software computers that plug into whatever you have around the house. BeagleBone This previous generation Beagle is powered by a 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and includes power management, microSD card with Linux, built-in FTDI-based serial / JTAG and on-chip Ethernet. Learn more » Product Comparison Table Cool Projects More Projects » Featured Capes & Accessories
Solutions - Plug Computers Whether the need is remote access to data on a home network or to turn an entire classroom into a highly interactive learning environment, the solution is simple, convenient, and inexpensive. With a small form factor server called a plug computer, network connectivity is right at a wall socket. Simply insert the plug computer into an electrical outlet and add an external hard drive or a USB flash drive through a USB port (depending on the deployment, a router may also need to be connected) — just like that, you have a network attached storage device. Powered by Marvell embedded processors, a plug computer is packed with enough processing power and network connectivity for managing and serving up digital media files. It also draws less than one tenth of the power consumed by its PC counterparts enabling always-on, always-connected, and environmentally friendly computing. Applications for a plug computer include: Media Server Home Automation Remote Access A micro cloud for the classroom
$100 Linux wall-wart launches Marvell Semiconductor is shipping a hardware/software development kit suitable for always-on home automation devices and service gateways. Resembling a "wall-wart" power adapter, the SheevaPlug draws 5 Watts, comes with Linux, and boasts completely open hardware and software designs, Marvell says. In typical use, the SheevaPlug draws about as much power as a night-light. Yet, with 512MB each of RAM and Flash, and a 1.2GHz CPU, the unobtrusive device approaches the computing power found in the servers of only a decade ago. Furthermore, the platform is available in single quantities, and is priced within reach of students, hobbyists, and tinkerers. Its hardware design is completely open -- everything from schematics to Gerber files will be available on a website, Marvell said. On the software side, the company says ARM ports of several popular Linux distributions are already running, and included. SheevaPlug's ARM9-like core According to Tran, Marvell ships about a billion chips per year.
USB Stick Contains Dual-Core Computer, Turns Any Screen Into an Android Station Is that a USB key in your pocket or a dual-core computer? Today, Norwegian company FXI technologies showed off a USB stick-sized portable computer prototype, complete with a dual-core 1.2-GHz Samsung Exynos ARM CPU (same as in the Galaxy S II), 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out and a microSD card slot for memory. Codenamed Cotton Candy because its 21 gram weight is the same as a bag of the confection, the tiny PC enables what its inventor calls “Any Screen Computing,” the ability to turn any TV, laptop, phone, tablet, or set-top box into a dumb terminal for its Android operating system. Update: Detailed Hands-On with Cotton Candy Running Android 4.0, Ubuntu The Cotton Candy has a USB 2.0 connector on one end and an HDMI jack on the other. When you plug the Cotton Candy into a Mac or PC, the Windows or OS X operating system recognizes it as a USB drive. HDTVs, monitors, and computers are just the tip of the iceberg for the Cotton Candy. Recommended by Avram Piltch Avram Piltch on
Jetway Mini-Top Atom Dual-Core 525 NVIDIA ION2 with WiFi /Remote Control Mini Barebone This review is from: Jetway Mini-Top Atom Dual-Core 525 NVIDIA ION2 with WiFi /Remote Control Mini Barebone Pros: Well, first of all: Very compact, low power, inexpensive, low power, fairly quiet, low power, can drive full 1080p video, and did I mention low power? Runs Windows 7 64-bit quite nicely, runs everything we've thrown at it so far, and consumes scarcely more power than the Asus LED-backlit monitor it's connected to. It's targeted at the set-top-box market, but makes a nice little low-power general-use computer that can quite comfortably handle full-screen video and manages low-to-midrange 3D game rendering adequately well, with a Windows 3D graphics "experience" score around 5.0. Cons: This machine isn't as quiet as advertised. I'm TRYING to return the second under RMA in the hope of getting it fixed, but Jetway's RMA process is opaque, clumsy and confusing. The included remote/"mouse"?
USB development board with a custom scriptable language SigLab is an open source USB development board that takes commands from a small program that runs Python-like scripts. The hardware is basically a PIC18F2550 breakout board, but the firmware makes it easy to get started using the familiar desktop scripting language. SigLab is a combination of open hardware and FOSS (free and open source software) projects to provide easy to use and full featured scriptable USB interface for digital electronic experiments. SigLab USB interface consisted with Microchip’s PIC18F2550 microcontroller unit and it provides 14 bidirectional (digital) I/O ports for external interfacing.
Marvell Technology Group Marvell Technology Group, Limited, is a producer of storage, communications and consumer semiconductor products. The company was founded in 1995 and has approximately 7,000 employees. Marvell's U.S. operating headquarters is located in Santa Clara, California, and the company operates design centers in places including Canada, Europe, Israel, India, Singapore and China. Marvell is a fabless semiconductor company and ships more than one billion integrated circuits (known as "chips") per year. Its market segments include high volume storage, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer, and digital entertainment. History The company is officially headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. The US operations known as Marvell Semiconductor, Incorporated, are located in Silicon Valley, California. Acquisitions Through the years, Marvell acquired smaller companies to enter new markets. Marvell's operating headquarters in Santa Clara Products XScale Legal cases
Make Custom Color Chalkboard Paint - Martha Stewart Kids Thanks to paint that dries into a chalkboard finish, your board can be whatever size you desire and placed wherever you like. Store-bought formulas come in traditional green and black. But you can also follow our recipe to mix your own batch in any shade. Tip: Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. Wall Calendar A home office is the ideal spot for a family planner. Mudroom Mural The bottom half of a mudroom wall is just the right height for pint-size Picassos -- when coated with store-bought green chalkboard paint. Message Center Write-on paint needn't be applied only to walls. Pantry Reminder Covered with chalkboard paint, a pantry door serves as the perfect place to keep a running shopping list.
Android dans une clé USB autonome, FXI-Tech développe sa solution : « Coton Candy » Ulrich Rozier • le 18 novembre 2011 à 18:59 18 novembre 2011 article Actualités Générales Android dans une clé USB autonome, FXI-Tech développe sa solution : « Coton Candy » FXI-Tech est une société basée en Norvège à Trondheim, ils travaillent depuis plusieurs mois sur le premier dispositif USB connecté de calcul informatisé au monde. Le compagnon idéal smartphones, aux tablettes, aux netbooks, PC, MAC mais surtout aux écrans, téléviseurs, boîtiers décodeurs et consoles de jeux. Le reste de la stratégie de la jeune société norvégienne est d’utiliser le cloud pour développer les services autour de son produit. Vous aimez cet article, partagez-le !
Field-programmable gate array A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing – hence "field-programmable". The FPGA configuration is generally specified using a hardware description language (HDL), similar to that used for an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) (circuit diagrams were previously used to specify the configuration, as they were for ASICs, but this is increasingly rare). Technical design Contemporary FPGAs have large resources of logic gates and RAM blocks to implement complex digital computations. As FPGA designs employ very fast I/Os and bidirectional data buses it becomes a challenge to verify correct timing of valid data within setup time and hold time. History The FPGA industry sprouted from programmable read-only memory (PROM) and programmable logic devices (PLDs). The 1990s were an explosive period of time for FPGAs, both in sophistication and the volume of production. A recent[when?]