[libre-riscv-dev] Who Buys Talos Workstations?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Mon Apr 6 11:49:36 BST 2020

On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 7:46 AM Immanuel, Yehowshua U
<yimmanuel3 at gatech.edu> wrote:
> As mentioned earlier, I’ve been having some meetings at the startup school Create-X and one of the topics that comes up frequently concerns target markets, who else has had success in our space, and competitors.

whenever i have had conversations with people about EOMA68, that they
can instead of moving the *data* from device to device, move the
*computer* from device to device (Memory Card pause Computer Card)
they absolutely get it and are delighted and really enthusiastic and

in the current world environment that becomes even more important.

the Intel Compute Card project only failed because Intel tried shoving
*hardware-level encryption* into the specification.  if you look up
NexDock's story, Chinese ODMs completely failed to be able to cope
with the "changes" required - the differences between this
insanely-complex requirement and what they normally "cookie-cut clone
and shove out the door", at the **BIOS** level.

USD 250,000 wasted later, NexDock, the *only* company to publicly tell
people that they were doing an Intel Compute Card product, gave up.

simplicity is key.  EOMA68 comprises 68 pins, being an Aggregation
Standard: a standard that aggregates *other* standards, those
standards (USB3, I2C, SD/MMC) being *decades* old *well-established*
and simple standards.

start small, think big.


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