2009.05.01



software

  • Finnix, ‘Finnix is a self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution (“LiveCD”) for system administrators, based on Debian testing”; I came across this while looking at what common distros were out there for PowerPC since I recently acquired an iBook.
  • Open64, the Open Research Compiler, “an open source, optimizing compiler for the Intel IA-64 (Itanium), AMD Opteron and Intel IA-32e architecture”
  • GCC UPC – extensions to GCC to provide a compilation and execution environment for Unified Parallel C
    • “UPC is an extension of the C programming language designed for high-performance computing on large-scale parallel machines, including those with a common global address space (SMP and NUMA) and those with distributed memory (eg. clusters).”

local


hardware

  • Awesome MIPSy stuff:
    • Lemote Fulong miniPC (Linuxdevices story) – powered by a 666 MHz Loongson 2E
    • Rather similar to the $150 YellowSheepRiver “Municator” (Another Linuxdevices story) based on a 500 MHz 64-bit Godson-2
    • Lemote YeeLoong, a laptop with completely free software (including BIOS and firmware) and a power usage of about 12W, based on an 800 MHz Loongson 2F; Richard Stallman supposedly uses one of these
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