[Ukfreebsd] FreeBSD/PowerPC now supports the PS3

Sevan / Venture37 venture37 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 22:55:47 GMT 2011


On 8 January 2011 22:04, Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Jan 2011 21:45:56 +0000
> Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk> wrote:
>> The 8 SPEs are SIMD CPUs which have 64KB local memory
>> and no direct access to main memory - the program that's running on
>> the PPE has to send data to the SPE via the Element Interconnect Bus
>> (EIB) using DMA.
>
> It seems I remembered wrongly - each SPE actually has 256KB local
> memory.

I see, thanks :)
Nathan posted a dmesg to the freebsd-ppc@ list
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-ppc/2011-January/004646.html

Sevan


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