It looks like GlobalScale Technologies has a hot product, currently the SheevaPlug is back-ordered to the tune of 4 weeks. Their website
Note: We are currently fulfilling all back orders.
Any new orders placed after April 01, 2009, will take 4 weeks for delivery.
I just placed my order for the openrd client:
Sub Total: $199.00
Shipping: (FedEx Ground Service) $9.63
California SalesTax: $17.41
The link above is not something that is exposed when you visit GlobalScale's website and click "Products"; in fact, the only thing that appears when you click Products is the SheevaPlug and it back-ordered status.
Note: GlobalScale's website is still developing, I had SSL certificate problems, and the shipping window for ordering displayed raw XML.
Given how things change instantly on a web page, I'll post here the specifications blurb from GlobalScale's website as it appears when I placed my order:
- Compact, Low Power, Scalable, RoHS Compliant, Fan less Reference Design for End Applications
eInfochips’ offers “OpenRD-Client” as reference design, which is compact, scalable, low power, RoHS compliant and fan less, allowing one to levarage Open Source development. The reference design is powered by Marvell’s high end 88F6281 general purpose integrated controller.
OpenRD-Client is the same hardware as OpenRD-Base, except OpenRD-Client has additional components and extra capabilities. Thus, OpenRD-Client is superset of OpenRD-Base. OpenRD-Client is best suited for wide range of applications supporting bulk storage, faster connectivity, higher throughput and performance at lower power. It adds a 2D-GPU(Graphics Processing Unit) with a VGA Connector and additional I/Os for expanded capabilities. An "Embedded Client System" solution can be readily assembled with a GbE connectivity, an onboard 2.5" SATA connector and enclosure.
Major advantage of eInfochips’ "OpenRD-Client" is that, it come as complete reference design, which includes board layout designs, software, manufacturing diagnostic tools and documentation to assist customers with product evaluation and production. Hence, the reference designs will help enthusiastic developers and hobbyists to uncover and realize innovative product solution based on Open source platforms.
One can use this reference design to explore the growing market in Education, Home/Enterprise, Financials, Digital Imaging, Industrial Control, Medical / Healthcare and Point Of Sale (PoS). Students can use this board to learn and explore new innovative technology without being restricted to expensive hardware kit, consuming very high power. Learners can showcase their creative efforts on this board and get global recognition from various events. Developers have complete freedom to develop their product exactly as per their specifications and can also collaborate with open source community on realizing new innovative applications.
Thus, this board is extremely useful for those, who would like to take advantage of open standards and applications.
Target Markets for OpenRD-Client:
* Financial market
* Digital imaging
* Industrial Control
* Medical / Healthcare.
* AC Adapter
* CD/DVD (including Brochure, Quick Start Guide, Installers and Users Guide )
* Aluminum Enclosure
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