[clug] Anyone want to give a talk for this week's CLUG meeting?

Hugh Blemings hugh at blemings.org
Mon Feb 19 05:05:27 GMT 2007

Hiya Mike,

> I attended a couple of talks at LCA in which a very shiny
> Linux-booting PS3 was exhibited. This was interesting of course, but
> there didn't seem to be any more to it than simply booting a kernel
> and displaying a desktop.

Yes, this has been remarked - I call this the "Gee, it's just like a computer" effect :)

> There was some talk about getting access to the Cell Broadband
> Engine[tm] in order to do some Cool Stuff, but there was no actual
> mention of what cool stuff and whether anyone had managed to do
> anything more remarkable than boot a kernel.

I'll make sure we can at least run the real-time ray tracing demo which is good eye candy, we had it going at the Open Day so some may have already seen it.

There are various work-in-progress things that make use of the SPEs but dunno how much of it is ready for prime time. Side effect I think in part of the machine only being out for a couple of months.

> I'm sure I'll see all of the wonders for myself on Thursday evening,
> but perhaps I'm not the only person wondering.

Well I guess if we run out of things to show and tell we just get pizza sooner ?


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