Re: Supported Hardware help needed


Andrew Back
 

On 17/01/2021 16:10, Lonnie Cumberland wrote:
Hi All,

Hope that everyone is going well. Seems like the mailing list is not too
active over the weekends.

I have been searching to match a NUC or similar system that will run
ACRN and have proposed a couple and have been using the ACRN hardware
list to help guide me:

https://projectacrn.github.io/latest/reference/hardware.html
<https://projectacrn.github.io/latest/reference/hardware.html>

Some of the reasonably priced systems that I have found are:

1. Intel NUC *NUC7i7DNHE *Mini PC/HTPC, Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U Upto
4.2GHz, 32GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4k Support, Dual Monitor
Capable, Windows 10 Pro (32GB Ram + 512GB SSD) -- Intel UHD Graphics 620

2. Intel NUC *NUC7i7DNKE* Mini PC/HTPC, Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U Upto
4.2GHz, 32GB DDR4, 512GB m.2 SSD, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4k Support, Dual
Monitor Capable, Windows 10 Pro (32GB Ram + 512GB SSD) -- Intel UHD
Graphics 620

3.) Intel NUC *NUC7i3DNHE* Mini PC/HTPC, Intel Dual-Core i3-7100U
2.4GHz, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4k Support, Dual Monitor
Capable, Windows 10 Professional 64Bit (16GB Ram + 512GB SSD) -- Intel
HD Graphics 620

But just came across these possible ones as well:

A.) Intel NUC *NUC8i5BEK *Mini PC/HTPC, Intel Quad-Core i5-8259U Upto
3.8GHz, 32GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, WiFi, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt 3, 4k
Support, Dual Monitor Capable, Windows 10 Pro (32GB Ram + 512GB SSD)
-- Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655

B.) Mini PC,*Beelink U57 Intel Core i5-5257U *Processor (up to 3.10GHz)
Windows 10 Pro Mini Desktop Computer, 8GB DDR3L/256GB M.2 SSD, Supports
Extended HDD & SSD 2.5″/4K HD/Dual HDMI/Dual WiFi /BT4.0 -- Intel Ultra
HD Graphics 6100

If someone could please give me an idea as to what might be the best
option then I would greatly appreciate it as I want to order one of
these or something that may be recommended ASAP to start working on things.
I'm not much further along than you and a total ACRN novice, but at the
risk of being corrected, I'd suggest sticking to officially supported
hardware. In which case, of all those you listed, the only two which
would seem to be are options (1) and (2), as they are NUC Series 7 with
Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake/Dawson Canyon (6th row in the first table).

There don't seem to be any NUC7i3, NUC8 series or Beelink models listed
as supported.

FWIW I recently had success bringing up the Industry Scenario with an
UP2 Atom x7-E3950 (4GB RAM/32GB eMMC variant). Though I'm still finding
my way around and not managed to access the hypervisor CLI via serial
port yet. I suspect that 4GB RAM may be a bit limiting too.

I also picked up a NUC7i7DNBE (board only - no case) to use with ACRN,
but haven't got started with this as yet.

Cheers,

Andrew

--
Andrew Back
http://abopen.com

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