I am wondering about the availability and price of these devices. Where one can buy those (apart from ebay) and what the price is.
I was trying to contact lemote while ago, but without success.
I am working (as an individual) on a UEFI implementation for arm and mips architectures. I have chosen several arm SBC's to work on, and since I have passion to the MIPS architecture, I want to add it to the taget list too, even though they are not as available as arm is. I have a mips32 machine (MIPS Creator CI20 SBC) and I would be happy to have at least one PC-like mips64 machine in my park for this project. Routers aren't good fit, these pretty mips PC machines would be so much better.
UEFI is a firmware standard, I think it would be useful not only for me to have it on Loongson computers as well, it's a comprehensive firmware, giving the user a rich set of booting possibilities, and for developers - a well defined modern standard to work with, I believe writing UEFI-drivers for new platform integration is way easier than doing the same in a clumsy standardless and structureless environments. And also - if we bring UEFI for mips, then maybe the UEFI forum will add mips architecture to the supported architectures list. :^D Agree, it's not fair it is neglected there. :)
I am planning to implement fully UEFI compliant firmware for several arm & mips boards, and also will be trying to integrate ACPI standard there as well. Of course, it's only an individual enthusiastic work (wich is at the very beginning state), but maybe it will become a thing and get bigger in future.
But I am lacking mips64 for all these napoleonic plans, and loongson would be just what is needed, the only problem is where do I get these loongson machines, a user, living in the Eastern Europe (Ukraine) like me, Fuloong 2F for example. Is it selling now?