Re: Fw: OVC

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Sat May 08 2004 - 01:05:00 CDT

On Friday 16 April 2004 12:02, Arthur Keller wrote:
> The use of CD-R's allows the software and the votes to be
> maintained on one small device for any further analysis
> needed. Disk imaging doesn't maintain the same level of
> auditability.
>
> National Semi used to produce the Geode (computer on a chip
> processor) chip, but they abandoned that market.

I worked on those chips. AMD bought the product line from NS.
There is a Linux specifically for Geode processors.

> I think we
> do not want to tied to any one vendor, but try to be as
> commodity as possible.

> Best regards,
> Arthur
>
> At 1:12 PM -0400 4/16/04, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
> >I'd think that it might make sense to use a tablet computer
> > and bolt it to the table securely. It can't boot from a
> > CD-ROM then (no drives in tablet computers) but they could
> > all be disk imaged with the same image. And I'm sure that
> > the tablet computer vendors would love to find a new market
> > for the devices -- they're not selling too well. And since
> > they're general purpose devices, the local gov't/schools
> > could get tablets to play with/work on most of the year,
> > then stick in an OVC ROM card or something and run the
> > election.
> >
> >Perhaps we could get one or more of them on board as a way of
> >generating a new sales channel? A few of them (National
> >Semiconductor, for example) are pretty Linux-friendly.
> >
> >- LP

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