[mythtv-users] "Cell Microprocessor Simultaneously Decoding 48
devan.lippman at gmail.com
Mon May 2 18:08:12 UTC 2005
The CELL is a RISC CPU, why would you want to emulate x86? What I was
saying tho was that its based off the power 5 instruction set if I'm
not mistaken and shouldn't take much to port to (it'll prolly get done
faster than I can get my hands on one).
Devan Lippman <devan at lippman.net>
On 5/2/05, Robert Johnston <anaerin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/2/05, Devan Lippman <devan.lippman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I hope I can get one of these as the CPU for my machine! Been a while
> > since I read that explination but I think that its a series of power
> > CPUs arranged similar to a beowulf cluster all on one chip which means
> > it shouldn't be too far off from existing CPUs that linux will run on
> > in the final presentation to the system.
> > Interesting that they have a screenshot of the demo being replayed in
> > windows media player and not the original demo... still I LOVE SMP and
> > this should have the potential to kill current SMP, AMD and INTEL
> > Multicore all in one hit.
> Well, yes, but think of the cost.
> Chances are running Dual Dual-core Opteron will be much better "Bang
> for your buck" than getting a Cell system and having to write an x86
> emulator, or porting the entire OS to Cell's instruction set
> Robert "Anaerin" Johnston
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