NanoPI Fire 3 Review

I recently purchased two FriendlyARM NanoPI Fire 3’s for my homelab project. This is an honest non-sponsored review. The NanoPI Fire 3 is a small SBC that is slightly larger than the Pi Zero at 75x40mm. It features an 8 core Samsung S5P6818 CPU and 1GB DDR3 RAM, gigabit ethernet 1x USB 2.0 type B…… Continue reading NanoPI Fire 3 Review

C-SKY – The Chinese CPU Architecture in Linux Mainline!

Introduction C-SKY is a CPU architecture that is designed to be used in DVB set-top TV boxes. In Late 2018 Linux was ported to the C-SKY Architecture and accepted into Mainline. This is likely the last CPU Architecture to be added to mainline Linux. C-Sky Architecture C-SKY was recently acquired by Alibaba and the CPU…… Continue reading C-SKY – The Chinese CPU Architecture in Linux Mainline!

Persistent Ramdisk on Debain/Ubuntu

The performance of a RAM drive is in general orders of magnitude faster than other forms of storage media, such as an SSD, hard drive, tape drive, or optical drive. This performance gain is due to multiple factors, including access time, maximum throughput, and type of file system because the storage is in RAM, it…… Continue reading Persistent Ramdisk on Debain/Ubuntu

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