Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 12:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The fabled Amiga X1000 has been spotted in the wild, in the homeliest of places--Station X, a.k.a Bletchley Park. "The AmigaOne X1000 is a custom dual core PowerPC board with plenty of modern ports and I/O interfaces. It runs AmigaOS 4, and is supported by Hyperion, a partner in the project. The most interesting bit, though, is the use of an 500Mhz XCore co-processor, which the X1000's hardware designer describes as a descendant of the transputer - once the great hope of British silicon." With thanks to Jason McGint, 'Richard' and Pascal Papara for submissions.
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viton
Member since:
2005-08-09

I imagine that Linux could have a fast, working, open source driver for Larrabbee in months using Gallium + LLVMpipe.

Intel didn't managed to get anything real from Larrabee in several years with all it's billion$ and a team of star-developers working on it. I think you're overly optimistic =)

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Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

Intel didn't managed to get anything real from Larrabee in several years with all it's billion$ and a team of star-developers working on it. I think you're overly optimistic =)

As far as I know, Intel had problems with the hardware, which really doesn't surprise me for such a weird design (non-cache coherent and ARM would have made more sense). I'm pretty sure that if they could get the hardware to work, the software side would be relatively easy (it just would take a while to get it really optimized). It would just be software rendering, which already exists.

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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

As far as I know, Intel had problems with the hardware

They are announced HPC "Knights Ferry" part at International Supercomputing Conference. They intended to ship devkits in 2q 2010. So hardware should be fine.

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