Low-power x86 board targets Linux network appliances

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Jan 22, 2008 4:58 AM EDT
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Via is sampling a single-board computer aimed at relatively high-end network appliances based on x86 Linux. Powered by a 1GHz, 1.5GHz, or 2GHz C7 processor, and supporting up to 3.5GB of DDR2 RAM, the Network Appliance Board (NAB) 7500 sports four gigabit Ethernet ports. Suggested uses for the NAB 7500 include firewalls, VPN routers, and more. The board is compatible with "many" Linux distributions, according to Via, with Gentoo being popular.

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