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    Default NVIDIA's Amazing Single-Board ARM Computer Might Be Delayed

    Phoronix: NVIDIA's Amazing Single-Board ARM Computer Might Be Delayed

    Last month NVIDIA announced a really exciting ARM development board based around their Tegra K1 ARM SoC called the Jetson TK1. This high-end ARM board was supposed to begin shipping this week, but it looks like that might be in question...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY3MTk

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    No ARMv8 64-bit.
    Too expensive.
    No eSATA or Power over Ethernet (PoE).

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    Default Makes you wonder if ARM is jinxed

    If NVidia can't get an ARM based board out on time it makes you wonder who can.

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    The TK1 features a Tegra K1 SoC with four ARM Cortex-A15 CPU cores plus a companion core, NVIDIA Kepler GPU graphics with 192 CUDA cores...
    What's a companion core? Something to keep them company in case they get lonely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post
    If NVidia can't get an ARM based board out on time it makes you wonder who can.
    Seems not too uncommon for boards, especially ones that have attracted a lot of attention, to be backordered in the beginning. They are usually announced before there is a warehouse full of them to handle initial demand, plus production on a new board is usually slow at the beginning while last minute kinks on board design and mfg process are worked out. The more interesting thing is when people who put in the first orders get their board, vs. how long someone putting in a new order has to wait..

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    I'm on my iPhone so I can't readily research. Does this board support CUDA 5.5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saverios View Post
    What's a companion core? Something to keep them company in case they get lonely?
    It's a fifth core which will be used for tasks with low power requirements and is completely invisible to OS. It's quite a similar for a arm's big.LITTLE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    No ARMv8 64-bit.
    Too expensive.
    No eSATA or Power over Ethernet (PoE).
    1. No, but Cortex-A15's aren't too shabby. It's a shame they didn't include more RAM seeing as it supports LPAE and virtualisation.
    2. Not really. It's certainly not at the cheap end of the spectrum, though. If you want to play around with CUDA and/or OpenGL (not OpenGL ES) on ARM, this should be great.
    3. Considering this is just a single board with no case, I don't really see the point of complaining about no eSATA. It has a SATA port, plug in a HDD/SSD and be done with it. If you're going to go to the trouble of putting it in a case to make it presentable, finding a PoE adaptor (or eSATA adaptor) shouldn't be much more trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STrRedWolf View Post
    I'm on my iPhone so I can't readily research. Does this board support CUDA 5.5?
    It supports cuda 6.0. I'm not sure which compute capabilities it has, gk208 and gk110 has 3.5 so most likely it has 3.5 too(gk104/6/7 has 3.0 and maxwell 5.0).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post
    If NVidia can't get an ARM based board out on time it makes you wonder who can.
    Don't forget that Nvidia isn't a big company, compared to its competitors. Having far less buying makes things far harder.

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