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From: Gordon Henriksen <gordonhenriksen@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml on ppc64 (Linux)?
On Oct 24, 2007, at 15:29, Adrien wrote:

> 2007/10/24, Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr>:
>
>> Then someone told me that the Playstation 3 is a PPC64/Linux  
>> platform...  I'm still not quite sure whether having OCaml on  
>> PPC64/Linux is worth the effort, even if we had the corresponding  
>> hardware.
>
> PlayStation3's processor (the Cell) has some parenty with powerpc  
> but it mostly has differences (cell is a ppc6). It has many cores  
> and in fact a variable number of more-or-less specialized cores.  
> It's a sort of revolution because its SMP capabilities are really  
> different from thos of a Core2Duo or of an Athlon64X2. I think  
> there is at least a theorical interest as it seems to perfectly fit  
> simultaneous processing (but maybe not so close).

The SPUs are quite unique, but the PPU (the likely target of an Ocaml  
implementation) is a fairly ordinary PowerPC.

— Gordon