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Announcement   Announcement : ACube Systems
   posted by mordock on 11-Jan-2007 7:29:30 (12202 reads)
Bassano del Grappa (Italy) 10/01/2007 - Alternative Holding Group, Soft 3 and Virtual Works created today ACube Systems Srl, a company born to take care of the production and commercialisation of the Sam440ep product line.
Sam440ep will be the first manufactured motherboard. The heart of Sam is the PowerPC 440, a System On Chip (SoC) made by AMCC under a licence from IBM.


The main characteristic of a SoC system is the presence, together with the CPU, of a number of integrated peripherals which allow to build a complete system with a huge savings of both development and debug time, with less components and space used on the PCB. This also results in a significant cost reduction for the customer.
As a consequence, the board doesn't need the classical northbridge / southbridge combination because a part of their functionalities are implemented in the CPU, and the balance is provided by other components and devices.
The availability is planned for the first quarter of 2007.
The new company will continue to do research and development for current projects for the embedded and desktop markets.
More news will be made available in the next weeks through the company website www.acube-systems.biz.
    

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Re: ACube Systems
Posted on 11-Jan-2007 9:03:41
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The availability is planned for the first quarter of 2007.

I almost cant believe it. I will be very amazed if ACube pulls off a release within this time frame.. not because I've doubted their ability, but because they've been saying all along "1st quarter" and it seems rare for a project not to encounter delays. Good luck guys! and I'm glad we dont have to refer to you as "the Italian trio" anymore.

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Thumbs up! I'm glad to hear things are proceeding well.

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Re: ACube Systems
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I Really hope that at least this will materialize!!!



But still waiting for high end board....


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Is it by accident and it will be corrected or there are other reasons (Amiga Inc. license issues) why there is not even a single word about AmigaOS 4.0 working on it?

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@mailman

The market these people target is not restricted to aos4.

They are looking beyond that, but it would probably be good if someone (Hyperion or Amiga Inc.) clarified that.


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Excellent news that you are still on target, I would like to take this opportunity to say that we at Total Amiga magazine are fully behind you and look forward to reviewing this product


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Is it by accident and it will be corrected or there are other reasons (Amiga Inc. license issues) why there is not even a single word about AmigaOS 4.0 working on it?


My guess is that they still haven't managed to get an agreement with Amiga Inc., or that they are waiting until the legal situation (regarding OS4-ownership) clears up.
Who knows? Maybe they won't even need Amiga Inc. after all?


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@polka.

Let us have a hope they will manage to get into the agreement with them because otherwise...

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Great news! The first quarter of 2007 sounds about right, possibly why Rogue has said OS4 for classic just got a priority bump and they *hope* to have it relased within 1Q2007.


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I'll take one loaded, please . . .


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Noo i was hoping for a license deal to include OS4

Great that there will be new PPC hardware but that has never been a problem before either.. Its OS4 on the available hardware we need.

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Lots of good news lately.

The recent release of OS4, the name ACube, the mention of OS4 on ACube's website. It really looks like things are moving forward at last. I'm starting to think that maybe there really is some OS4 hardware on the horizon!

Edit: Haha, the Sam440ep logo has an Amiga style tick in it.

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Haha, the Sam440ep logo has an Amiga style tick in it.


Yea!.. It's also reassuring that one of the three parent companies is also a member of the Amiga OS4 development team

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@mailman:
At least *now* there is a mention of AmigaOS4 on the homepage.
(Click on "Company")

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Interesting, but I'm still holding back my optimism. So far it's only just another dev motherboard in the wild. I'll be waiting for when it's officially named the next Amiga. Maybe that won't be far off. I'm off to the site to read some more......

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I think my Gamecube would beat it running desltop apps...for 1/4 the price...

The bar needs to be set higher. Good luck in other markets. A desktop PC this is not.

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@_PAB_

For now ACube Systems site redirects to Sam440EP site which we have had since quite long time. OS4 is mentioned there only because of Soft3, unfortunately...

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I think my Gamecube would beat it running desltop apps...for 1/4 the price...

Good luck with that then!

The SAM is not meant to be the most powerful desktop machine on Earth, the point of it is its cheap hardware. The processor will quite happily give a nice OS4 experience.


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Well here's an announcement on future hardware. Good to hear that this project is progressing. Hopefully we'll get more hardware related announcements over the next few weeks.

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Oh I want one!

I'm going to build it into a suitcase

Does anyone know how much power it consumes??


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