Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4722 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
I've never actually discussed the SAM460 with Bigfoot.
I think I mentioned that he said he'd been working with an R600 card a couple days ago and he did mention that he had that installed in his SAM.
I must admit I can't see much similarity between the Applied Micro Soc and the Freescale Soc on the X5000.
I wouldn't mind purchasing a SAM460 board, IF there were any available.
I discussed the idea of purchasing one quite awhile ago with David when they were still available, but never followed through with it.
Well, right now issues with Java have interfered with some of the external data calls I've made under Excel, I don't like being required to rely on a proprietary software package, and as I've mentioned, I don't like Oracle's management style.
>> I believe Frank did some of the work on the SAM460 port.
>Indeed, but I still believe he mainly developed the drivers for the on-board chips (video, audio) and SoC controllers (PCI/PCIe, SATA, USB, GbE)...
And those Soc controller components may just be what Geit is referring to.
So Frank's work has been crucial, and his and Mark's work has always complemented each other.
They work well together.
And I have to admit, on a personal level, I really like Mark Olsen.
He's a good guy, easy to talk to, considerate, and damned knowledgeable.
But then, I've only had direct contact with Frank, Mark, Fab, and Jacek, and they are all pretty remarkable individuals.
BTW - Crossing threads here, but if you all are so interested in X64, why haven't I gotten any feedback regarding the announcement of Ryzen?
Its fairly significant that AMD has decided to tackle the performance market again.
And combined with their new gpus, this could be a really good basis for the NG port.
Its likely to be what I buy to replace my AM3+, FX-8300, Radeon HD7850 combo.
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