+++ Thomas B. Rücker [2016-03-07 06:22 +0000]:
Silently a new 96board starts appearing: Cello
It seems to be produced by LeMaker and is based around the AMD A1100 SoC. That's the same as on the illusive Husky, actually both boards look very similar with only minor differences in the placement of some connectors.
Yep, it seems to be almost exactly the same board, but with the advantage of actually being available to buy. I saw one this morning (although to be fair I saw one of the fabled husky boards too :-)
This could mean the first "cheap" 64 bit ARM server board becoming available. Also more power: A57 cores.
Indeed. Ethernet on board and a useful amount of RAM makes it the 1st 96board useful for 'real work'. A lot of people have been waiting for this.
Oh, and the obligatory question: Will it be 96boards compliant and are we going to get to see the actual compliance report?
A very good question. A1100 is all upstreamed now SFAIK which is a good start. At least it won't have any non-free graphics (no GPU) :-) Sadly firmware doesn't have to be free to be compliant, but it will be UEFI so stuff should work.