In the past there has been a bit of discussion about running the Axoloti Patcher UI on something like a Raspberry PI (see here) .
Unfortunately, testing showed this is not possible the PI (all models) have not got the required processing power.
Yesterday, (for another project Im working on) I got an Asus Tinkerboard.
Given its higher specs than the rPI3 - I thought Id give axoloti another go...
from a users perspective
the board is generally pretty fast, and its a nice package.
Id say the patcher is 'borderline useable', this means its definitely laggy, takes a second to draw new wires etc... but at pinch you could use it.. if you had no choice. But more interestingly, I think LIVE mode could work ok, as this has much less screen redrawing.
ok, so I probably wouldn't recommend it yet... but it does demonstrate we are getting much closer to having something small that could run the patcher.
(info: running at something like 1920x1080 on my TV over HDMI .. so this could possibly be dropped down, especially on small touch screen, might help performance)
from a developers perspective
I ran the current master tag (basically 1.0.12) and it was ok, @urklang branch (piccolo_e) the piccolo render seemed a bit faster/smoother ... switched to swing, it seemed slower (than master), it could be somethings are disabled on master(?)
what I think perhaps is more interesting, is being relatively underpowered, it could be a good 'test platform' for performance/optimisations, as improvements in rendering performance will probably be more noticeable. This is not only good for trying to run on this platform, but to generally make axoloti feel 'snappier' for all users.
it also highlights some bugs e.g. patches can be loaded before the objects are loaded into memory, and also this loading takes quite a long time.
I think its definitely a possibility that axoloti could with optimisation run on this board,even if it didn't it would be a good step forward, and there are going to be newer/faster boards in the next year or so....
summary, its an interesting board, you get a lot of processing power for 65 euros ... perhaps not quite there for Axoloti yet, but its close.