Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 00:43 UTC
Linux "BORPH is an operating system designed for FPGA-based reconfigurable computers. It is an extended version of the Linux kernel that handles FPGAs as if they were CPUs. BORPH introduces the concept of a 'hardware process', which is a hardware design that runs on an FPGA but behaves just like a normal user program. The BORPH kernel provides standard system services, such as file system access to hardware processes, allowing them to communicate with the rest of the system easily and systematically. The name is an acronym for 'Berkeley Operating system for ReProgrammable Hardware'."
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RE: So is Linux a BSD now?
by transputer_guy on Thu 10th Jan 2013 03:12 UTC in reply to "So is Linux a BSD now?"
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This has no connection to BSD OS, these are DSP-FPGA people using off the shelf FPGA hardware and working on Linux drivers and another layer of hardware tools on top.

Not surprising since even the FPGA vendors now do all their development work under Linux with a ported version for Windows.

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