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Taipei [Jun. 4th, 2009|10:17 am]
Luke Gorrie
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So I was lucky enough to join in the OLPC XO 1.5 bringup at Quanta in Taipei. This was great fun: I wrote an Openfirmware HDAudio driver and we used it to test and debug parts of the main board. I got to watch people doing cool things with soldering irons, oscilloscopes, LPC ROM emulators, and other implements of destruction. Mitch debugged the memory controller interactively using a Forth that fits strictly in cache - that's a nice trick.

Bringups are fun! I would do another :-)

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[User Picture]From: leon03
2009-06-05 06:30 am (UTC)
Sounds like the OPLC 1.5 will be quite a step up, not least because of SSE3 support.
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[User Picture]From: lukego
2009-06-05 07:37 am (UTC)
Just curious - what common applications will the SSE3 speed up?
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[User Picture]From: leon03
2009-06-05 07:54 am (UTC)
It's generally pretty useful if you do anything with floating point... Ikarus requires SSE2 support in fact.
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