Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th Jul 2007 05:43 UTC
Linux Version 5.0.2 of Yellow Dog Linux was recently released. It includes kernel 2.6.22rc4, SDK v2.0 for Cell BE, more than 70 bug fixes and updates, continued support for both 32- and 64-bit systems and has beta IBM 'System p' support.
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RE: Render workstation
by crystall on Mon 9th Jul 2007 11:50 UTC in reply to "Render workstation"
crystall
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2007-02-06

On common applications it is likely to perform very poorly compared to a regular x86 machine. To put to good use this kind of machine you need specialised software, for example it shows a lot of promise for ray-tracing:

http://graphics.cs.uni-sb.de/~benthin/cellrt06.pdf

For real-time stuff it's also a no-go at the moment AFAIK as there is no documented way to access the GPU from Linux.

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