[CentOS] Pi 2 Alternatives

Thu Feb 4 16:45:36 UTC 2016
Tris Hoar <trishoar at bgfl.org>

On 04/02/2016 15:33, Chris Olson wrote:
> We have a requirement for a new application that will be used
> fixed, portable, and mobile.  The hardware requirements drive
> the need for networking as well as some general purpose and
> special purpose interfaces.  The software requirements are
> quite simple in comparison to many of our much larger systems
> with similar hardware requirements.  We are not significantly
> restricted in choice of storage peripherals or other devices
> that may be needed.
> We believe that a small, single board computer will meet all
> requirements as long as it can run Linux.  We have identified
> the need for approximately six prototyping units to support
> the initial production of about 200 to 300 operational systems.
> Our development and deployment time frame does not drive the
> need for an extremely rapid product decision, and there are
> pre-planned upgrade cycles over the next five years.
> An internal group has achieved a significant head of steam in
> support of using the Pi 2 Model B.  The support enthusiasm may
> be partly technical and partly the hype associated with jumping
> into the Pi community.  The number of suppliers does appear to
> support our supply chain and sustainment requirements, however
> the Linux available for the Pi 2 does not appear to be optimal.
> It would be better if there were choices that include a standard
> Linux distribution such as CentOS.
> This certainly seems like one of those situations where a trade
> of single board computer products is appropriate and achievable.
> There are products similar to the Pi 2 capable of running a more
> standard Linux distribution that we might consider.  Does anyone
> have an experience-based single board computer recommendation?
> Thanks in advance for any product recommendations.

Not sure if you are aware of this


But that might help the Pi fit your needs.


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