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From: Mike Hogan <MikeHogan62@g...>
Subject: [Caml-list] OCalm on Sony PS3 (was Re: More registers in modern day CPUs)

I have recently compiled OCaml 3.10 for the PS3 running Yellow Dog Linux. 
Seems to work fine, but I haven't tested it rigorously (and at this point, I
wouldn't even know how to test it ... um ...what's the opposite of
"rigorously"? ... non-rigorously?)

At any rate, I would be interested in learning a little more about how to
build an open source item like this for a particular platform and then
contribute back to the community (i.e. how to test to standards for this
community, how to create RPMs and where to post them etc.).  

I'd also be interested in any ideas for starting to explore whether/how the
Cell BE's power can be exploited using OCaml (hopefully simple ideas at the
outset, I'm a newb on several fronts here).

Thanks,
mike hogan


Pal-Kristian Engstad wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> IBM sells their IBM BladeCenter QS20 blade for around $20,000, which may 
> be a bit much for most people. Instead, why not install Linux on the 
> PS3? Or buy 3 or 4, for the price of one "gaming PC"? For instance, 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLte5f34ya8
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> PKE.
> 
> Christophe Raffalli wrote:
>> David MENTRE a Ă©crit :
>>   
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> "Harrison, John R" <john.r.harrison@intel.com> writes:
>>>
>>>   
>>>     
>>>> Both the old Inmos Transputer and the the more recent IBM/Sony/Toshiba
>>>> Cell processor have/had a dedicated area of fast memory, rather like a
>>>> giant memory-based register file.
>>>>     
>>>>       
>>> The Cell SPE has 128 registers of 128 bits.
>>>
>>> http://www-01.ibm.com/chips/techlib/techlib.nsf/techdocs/FC857AE550F7EB83872571A80061F788/$file/CBE_Tutorial_v2.1_1March2007.pdf
>>>
>>> "Synergistic Processor Elements (SPEs) The eight SPEs are SIMD
>>>  processors optimized for data-rich operations allocated to them by the
>>>  PPE. Each of these identical elements contains a RISC core, 256-KB,
>>>  software-controlled local store for instructions and data, and a large
>>>  (128-bit, 128-entry) unified register file."
>>>
>>>
>>> Yours,
>>> d.
>>>   
>>>     
>> And apart from the playstation III (under linux for sure ;-), what kind
>> of not too expensive computer
>> can we buy with Cell Processors inside ?
>>
>> Regards,
>> C.
>>   
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