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The cubieboard ARM box

Post by sje » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:29 pm

The cubieboard is a small single board computer with a 1 GHz ARM cortex-A8 processor and 1 GB RAM. To be offered for US$49 (US$14 more than the less powerful Raspberry Pi), it may be the best inexpensive chess platform yet.

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http://cubieboard.org/

http://liliputing.com/2012/08/49-cubieb ... ni-pc.html

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Re: The cubieboard ARM box

Post by Sean Evans » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:40 pm

Hi, inexpensive yes, but at 1Ghz and 1GB RAM this board would be playing at GM level, so 99.99% of humans could not beat it. This being the case, it is unlikely to have any commercial success for electronic/computer chess.

The upcoming Revelation II is much weaker and will beat most GMs, so again, who will pay $3,000 for one?

Cordially,

Sean

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Re: The cubieboard ARM box

Post by meschle » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:09 pm

sje wrote:The cubieboard is a small single board computer with a 1 GHz ARM cortex-A8 processor and 1 GB RAM. To be offered for US$49 (US$14 more than the less powerful Raspberry Pi), it may be the best inexpensive chess platform yet.

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http://cubieboard.org/

http://liliputing.com/2012/08/49-cubieb ... ni-pc.html
Thanks Steven that looks cool and has real possibilities
Regards Mark

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But maybe bitboarders should wait

Post by sje » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:32 am

But maybe bitboard coders should wait, as the CPU is only 32 bit. It takes ARMv8 or better compliance for general 64 bit operation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture

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