A small form factor Linux PC for the Marines

May 06, 2008
A regular reader of this blog would be aware of mini Linux PC's which fit on the palm of your hand and which is targeted at end users. Now what would you say if I told you that there exists a miniature Linux PC which is targeted at the Military ?

No Kidding! There is indeed such a PC and its name is "Engineering Development Kit" (EDK) which is a 7-10 pound computer that targets small ground, naval, and air vehicles. And believe it or not, it has a whooping 100 Gigaflops of processing power. The PowerBlock 50 measures 4.1 x 5.3 x 5.8 inches, with a seven-pound shipping weight, and a weight of less than 10 pounds fully configured, says Mercury.

Linuxdevices.com has the full scoop on this story.


  • That's awesome. It looks like Linux and *nix variants are the choice of the military. Hmm... maybe because it 's stable? Nahhh... LOL