[Arm-dev] hikey 960?

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Fri Oct 26 14:47:17 UTC 2018

On Oct 25, 2018, at 19:27, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:

> Let me be more clear .. I am not using the word hobby to mean anything
> negative.  I could have also used embedded or non server or any number
> of terms.
> Those boards have lots of uses (in cars for driving their video screens
> and bluetooth interfaces, embedded in several industrial systems, use on
> ships and planes to do things on the electronics systems, etc. They can
> be very important.
> But that is just not really the focus of what aarch64 from CentOS is ..
> it is for big iron servers with many gigs if RAM and many cores and
> UEFI, etc.

Thank you for the clarification — that’s very helpful! Given that the ‘e’ in CentOS stands for ‘enterprise’, it’s also a very reasonable stance.

With regard the the terminology, I agree that ‘embedded’ would be a good term to use for boards like the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, etc. Those boards have a definite legitimate niche in professional computing, but one that is quite different from the classic ‘enterprise’ role.

Although — ‘embedded’ does start with an ‘e’ as well. Hmm…  :)


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