Kirkwood processors were developed for network connected consumer electronic equipment that are used in gateway/access point, set-top boxes, network storage, digital home media servers, point of services terminal, and plug computers.
A plug computer is a small form factor server, intended to provide network-based services within the home. These ARM based devices provides always-on, always-connected, and environmentally-friendly computing that is readily available for developers.
The Guruplugs are one of the popular plug computers. More information on Guruplugs can be found here. Below is the technical specifications for a typical GuruPlug Server Plus
- 1.0 Ghz - 1.2 Ghz Processor (Marvell 88F6281)
- 512 MB 16-bit DDR2 RAM
- 512 MB NAND Flash
- 802.11 b/g WiFi
- SATA 2.0 port (eSATA)
- 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
- 2 x 16550 compatible UART interfaces (external JTAG adapter)
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x MicroSD Slot