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Date: 2007-12-03 (00:09)
From: Mike Hogan <MikeHogan62@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml on Sony PS3 (was Re: More registers in modern day CPUs)

Interesting ... but a little rough for my tastes.  I'm always amazed at how
determined some folks are to hack their way into stuff.  I think that a PC
with a decent GFORCE gpu and the CUDA library might be the easier route for
CAML -> GPGPU oriented experiments.

BTW, the idea of an OCaml based DSL for the cell processor or various GPUs
is a proposed summer intern project at Jane St. Capital's site
(http://osp2007.janestcapital.com/suggested-projects/), so there seems to be
an audience for this kind of stuff.  

In fact, GPGPU in general seems like an incredibly hot topic right now and
NVIDIA's support by way of the CUDA architecture is kind of an interesting

Konrad Meyer-2 wrote:
> Quoth Mike Hogan:
>> This would actually push the system's abilities up by an order of
>> magnitude
>> in some cases, but unfortunately the "Other OS" hypervisor on the PS3
>> bars
>> access to the GPU.  It's a shame, since the PS3 GPU is supposed to be one
>> of
>> NVIDIA's hottest chips.
> Actually, (and I don't know much about it, sorry) there's a group of folks 
> over at ps2dev.org trying to get at the GPU. Just thought I'd share.
> < http://forums.ps2dev.org/viewtopic.php?t=8364 >
> Regards,
> -- 
> Konrad Meyer <konrad@tylerc.org> http://konrad.sobertillnoon.com/
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