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On 03/22/2017 04:40 PM, Taiidan@gmx.com wrote:
Does anyone know? I have checked everywhere I can't find the accessories for the board family either (TPM etc)
I would just get another KGPE-D16 but I want to make a router with one of the 35W C32 "EE" opterons and the retail price is a little cheaper.
And does anyone know how much longer they are making the KGPE-D16? I wanna buy more before they stop (I could get arm or power, but I still need x86 to play video games) I suppose it is possible to port to another better available similar board like something from supermicro (H8DGI-way, way better specs, first released 2014) but I have no idea how complex that is.
Complexity isn't the main issue; the fact that the H8DGi appears to have a proprietary, non-removable BMC is a far larger issue for truly blob-free operation.
We could port coreboot to something like the H8DGi for a fairly reasonable cost, but again the result likely won't be truly blob-free (or may be missing significant functionality) so the utility of anyine funding such a port is still in question.
We're still heavily invested in POWER and will likely have some very good news for advocates of owner-controlled systems in the coming months, so I'd really encourage people to evaluate whether they really *need* x86 or whether they might consider a cheap x86 gaming-only machine plus an OpenPOWER machine for "real work".
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