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|Industry||Integrated circuit design, computer hardware, computer software|
|Headquarters||Changshu, Jiangsu, China|
|Products||MIPS64 microprocessors (Loongson), motherboards, personal computers|
Jiangsu Lemote Tech Co., Ltd or Lemote (Chinese: 龙梦; pinyin: lóng mèng; literally "Dragon Dream") is a computer company established as a joint venture between the Jiangsu Menglan Group and the Chinese Institute of Computing Technology, involved in computer hardware and software products, services, and projects.
- 1 History
- 2 Hardware
- 3 Fuloong 2 series of small desktop computers
- 4 Software
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
In June 2006, the Jiangsu Menglan Group began a joint venture with the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The venture was named Jiangsu Lemote Tech Co., Ltd. The predecessor organization was the Center of Technology Research and Development of Jiangsu Loongson CPU Industrialization Base.
A computer was announced by Zhang Fuxin, an ICT engineer, who said the purpose of this project was to "provide everyone with a personal computer". The device is intended for low income groups and rural area students.
Lemote, with partners, provides integrated circuit design services, helps develop the Loongson series of MIPS-based RISC microprocessors, and builds small form factor computers including network computers and netbooks.
Loongson (Chinese: 龙芯; pinyin: lóngxīn, academic name: Godson, also called Dragon chip) is a range of MIPS instruction set RISC processors used in all Lemote products. Some Loongsons include on-chip circuits to help resist buffer overflow attacks.[clarification needed]
The Yeeloong netbook computer is intended to be built on free software from the BIOS upwards, and for this reason is used and recommended by Richard Stallman as of September 2008 and January 23, 2010
Lemote also collaborated in the development of the Gdium netbook which uses its Loongson MIPS processor.
Loongson 3A laptop
Loongson insiders revealed a new model based on the Loongson 3A quad-core laptop has been developed and was expected to launch in August 2011. With a similar design to the MacBook Pro from Apple Inc., it will carry a GNU/Linux operating system by default.
In September 2011, Lemote announced the Yeeloong-8133 13.3" laptop featuring 900 MHz, quad-core Loongson-3A/2GQ CPU.
Lynloong, all-in-one desktop computer, combined computer and monitor, without keyboard.
Myloong, desktop diskless network computer (NC), without monitor or keyboard.
Fuloong, see below.
Products in development
Fuloong 2 series of small desktop computers
The Fuloong 2 series is a desktop computer that costs ¥1,015 Chinese yuan, €100 euros, $131 United States dollars. It ships with two GNU/Linux distributions, Debian GNU/Linux and Rays Linux, but any other distribution that has a mipsel port can be installed, e.g. Gentoo Linux.
|Media||40–60 GB IDE hard disk|
|Operating system||GNU/Linux (Xinhua, Sunwah/RAYS, or Debian)|
|CPU||Loongson III 64-bit CPU|
|Memory||256 MiB DDR SDRAM|
|Connectivity||10/100 Mb/s Ethernet|
|Dimensions||181 mm (7.1 in) H
145 mm (5.7 in) W
37 mm (1.5 in) D
The reference hardware specifications as of 28 October 2006 are:
- Dimensions: 18.8 ⅹ 14.5 cm
- CPU: Loongson 2E 64-bit, integrated DDR controller, 64 KiB cache level
- Clock speed: 667 MHz
- Southbridge: VIA VT82C686B
- DDR SDRAM: 256 MiB
- Hard disk: IDE 40–60 GB
- Video card: ATI Radeon 7000M (RV100) 16MB PCI
- Network controller: Realtek 8139D, 10/100 Mbit/s
- USB ports: 4
- Power supply: external 12V 4A DC
The Fuloong 2F computer was released on 30 June 2008, priced at ¥1,800, about €163, $257.
The specifications are:
- Dimensions: 19 x 14.5 x 3.7 cm
- CPU: Loongson 2F, integrated DDR2 controller
- Clock speed: 1 GHz
- Southbridge: AMD CS5536
- DDR2 SDRAM: 512MB
- Hard disk: IDE 120 GB
- Video card: XGA V2, 32MB video RAM, with VGA, DVI and S-video ports
- Network controller: Ethernet, Realtek RTL 8110SC, 1000Mbit/s
- USB ports: 2.0, 4
- Infrared receiver
- Power supply: external 12 V power adapter
- Operating system: Xinhua Hualay Rays 2.0, which is a Linux distribution that supports MIPS architecture. Fuloong 2F also works well with other Linux distributions, and OpenBSD.
The specifications are:
|Processor||Loongson 2F, 800 900 MHz, integrated DDRII memory controller|
|Chipset||Northbridge: integrated in CPU|
|Southbridge: AMD CS5536|
|Graphics||Silicon Integrated Systems 315PRO, 32 MB video memory|
|Memory||DDRII 512 MB, support up to 1 GB|
|Hard drive||SATA 160 GB||SSD 8 GB||SATA 160 GB||SSD 8 GB|
|Audio||AC'97 Realtek ALC 655|
|Network||Realtek RTL 8110SC 1000 Mbit/s|
|Operating system||Redflag Linux, Debian|
|Interface type||4 USB2.0|
|VGA DVI S-video||VGA|
|Dimension||L *H * T = 181*145*37mm|
Lemote has participated in development and MIPS-porting of Debian GNU/Linux, eCos, MicroC/OS-II, VxWorks, Microsoft Windows CE, Java, OpenOffice.org and Yongzhong Office by Wuxi Yongzhong Tech Co. It also develops a Loongson processor simulator based on GXemul.
- OLPC XO-1, also called the $100 Laptop project
- Classmate PC, a low cost machine developed by Intel
- Sinomanic Tianhua GX-1C, part of a line of affordable machines developed by Sinomanic in China
- Simputer, an earlier project to construct cheap handheld computers in India
- VIA pc-1 Initiative, a project of VIA Technologies to help bridge the digital divide
- "Contact Us". About. CN: Jiangsu Lemote Tech. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
- "About". CN: Jiangsu Lemote Tech. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
- Institute of Computing Technology, CN
- Iodice, Guido (17 September 2008). "Richard Stallman talks about GNU’s 25th anniversary, Google Chrome, sharing non-free software, preinstalled GNU/Linux on PC, NDA, OLPC XO". Guiodic Blog. Wordpress.
- "What do people use to get stuff done?". The Setup. Uses this. 23 January 2010.
- Godson and the open source community development forum (Shanghai Station) extend the campus of Shanghai University Loongson 3A Mini-ITX motherboards & laptops introduced, configuration, spy photos (Video), CN: Sina, 2011
- Loongson 3A Laptop Prototype Photos, ME: Sigma, 20011‐5‐13 .
- "Announced Yeeloong-8133 Laptop". Lemote.
- "Fuloong Mini-PC". Lemote. Jiangsu Lemote Tech Co. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "OpenBSD-Loongson". OpenBSD. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- Gündüz, Ali (1 November 2008). "Unboxing the Lemote Fuloong Mini". GLOG: Free People, Free Software.
News articles (by date)
- "China to produce low-cost computers of its own", Xinhua, March 3, 2006.
- "The Lemote Box", Virtual China, January, 7th 2007 .