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Re: ANNOUNCE: Guix on Aarch64 !!

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: Guix on Aarch64 !!
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:42:54 +0100
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Efraim Flashner <address@hidden> skribis:

> On March 6, 2017 11:57:44 AM GMT+02:00, address@hidden wrote:


>>It would be great if you could start looking for an aarch64 machine
>> to
>>plug into Hydra, or maybe start with a VM.
> The odroid-c2 is under $50, I've been using that. Can be powered from
> the USB flashing port, comes with 4 USB ports, Ethernet and a micro-SD
> card slot. It does come with 2GB of RAM, some of which is lost to
> video, but I've had zram enabled and didn't run into any problems
> until I tried to build boost, which needed more than the 1GB of swap I
> had. 4xA53 isn't the fastest, but I'm pretty sure its the cheapest
> option for the RAM. Downside is that it isn't quite yet supported by
> mainline kernel but there are people actively working on it.
> Firefly has a couple of boards with 4 GB of RAM but they're closer to
> $200 each. I have one ordered to see how that goes.

OK.  Once you have experience with the Firefly one, we could buy
whichever seems most appropriate, we have funds for that.


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