Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11363 from 2003/5/22
> post up when its more than just baby batter and an actual piece of running hardware.
Not there yet:
"The manufacturer is going forward and defines the notebook specifications. So we are reaching step by step the next milestone. Finally we give publically the specification of the processor family that our notebook will adopt! It will use a Freescale processor based on a e6500 64-bit Power Architecture Core Technology that includes Altivec technology with 16 GFLOPS per core. It was decided like this because the manufacturer have found a new partner interested in this architecture. Thanks to the collaboration with this new partner there are now more opportunities to keep the price down for our Power Architecture Notebook. [...] The adoption of this processor family gives us access to interesting capabilities like energy management which is very important for a notebook. We’ll have access to 4 cores (8 virtual core thanks to the dual threaded cores) and Altivec instructions necessary for high performance multimedia applications. The notebook will have 2 memory slots for DDR3L RAM (low power). The notebook will have USB2 and USB3 ports. Freescale have supported us giving us an e6500 development board so we could start to test Debian PowerPC 64bit on the same processor core that will be in our notebook. [...] Soon we will start testing on the Freescale e6500 core processor, as soon as the Debian Powerpc 64bit install image is ready."