Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Oct 2012 22:11 UTC, submitted by bhtooefr
RISC OS "RISC OS Open are very pleased to announce the official release of RISC OS for the Raspberry Pi, 'RISC OS Pi'. This is a watershed moment for RISC OS and represents the culmination of many months of hard work from a whole community of developers, testers and other contributors. It also means the Raspberry Pi can now boast support for the quick, compact, original ARM-based operating system." This is absolutely fantastic news. I'm going to try this on my Pi later this week.
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RE[2]: Cool
by Zbigniew on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Cool"
Zbigniew
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2008-08-28

Actually, that would be some "Project Denver" mobo - announced by NVidia for this year - if it was in sale. We're reaching the end of the year, and they're still silent.

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RE[3]: Cool
by bhtooefr on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Cool"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

And if RISC OS supported it, which it doesn't (and usually a stable port isn't available until the platform's had about 6-12 months of RISC OS development, based on the past).

Fastest single ARM core you can readily buy is probably the Cortex-A15 as used in Samsung's Exynos 5 Dual, running at 1.7 GHz. (The second core sits there and does nothing under RISC OS.)

Once the X-Gene comes out, that thing will be an absolute beast. As far as I can tell, ARM basically outsourced the development of the first ARMv8 chips to AppliedMicro, and the X-Gene looks like it'll whip up on the Cortex-A15. And with eight 2.5 GHz cores. (About a third as fast as an equivalent Sandy Bridge core, it seems, but that's still REALLY FREAKING FAST as far as ARM stuff goes.) But, it's a server chip.

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RE[4]: Cool
by bhtooefr on Tue 30th Oct 2012 00:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Cool"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

Gah, I forgot to clarify that that platform isn't supported under RISC OS, either.

PandaBoard ES is still the fastest.

I'm guessing the next port target that will happen is to the Arndale Board, which uses the Exynos 5 Dual. (So, same as the Nexus 10 and Series 3 Chromebook.)

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