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Original OSNews Interviews It's been a while since any of us have seen head or tail of the Open Graphics Project, but they haven't been just sitting around twiddling thumbs. Enjoy an in-depth interview between OSNews and Timothy Miller, the founder of the Open Graphics Project and the main man behind the drive that keeps it going, and Michael Dexter, Program Director at Linux Fund and a key player in Linux Fund's partnership with the OGP. Though it's been some time since there has been much public action, much of the work that the OGP has been putting into the OGD1 is finally coming to fruition.
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Some lacks
by vodoomoth on Thu 24th Jun 2010 10:56 UTC
vodoomoth
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2010-03-30

Thanks indeed for the article.

However, I (maybe like some other people who'll read it) have no idea what "FPGA" stands for. Ditto for "ODG1", although I can easily guess the "G" is for graphic(s). But guessing isn't knowing and educating is what OSnews is about. For me.

Edited 2010-06-24 10:57 UTC

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RE: Some lacks
by Morin on Thu 24th Jun 2010 12:47 in reply to "Some lacks"
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2005-12-31

FPGA = field programmable gate array. A special kind of chip that can be programmed. However, unlike a CPU, you don't program a sequence of instructions, but rather a set of parallel interconnected data processing units that compute boolean logic functions. The programming model is very much like designing a custom chip, so programming these things is very much considered "hardware design" - and in fact, an FPGA configuration (i.e. the "software for it) can be turned into a real chip with a fair amount of work.

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RE[2]: Some lacks
by vodoomoth on Thu 24th Jun 2010 14:42 in reply to "RE: Some lacks"
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2010-03-30

Then I was wrong for the 'G'. That's why I hate guessing.

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