Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4897 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
FreeBSD on a P1022? I'd buy a cheap Zen2 based system first.
BTW - You have some really nice toys!
Thanks! I actually play with these toys on a daily basis, one or the other.
Zen2 based != cheap.
If you want cheap you should look for 2nd hand AMD FX 4x00/6x00 rigs. I got a board+CPU+RAM combo (FX 6300) for just 50 € for a friend.
Surely an improvement over his old Phenom II X4.
BTT - the P1022 really may have a better future on FreeBSD than on Debian:
a.) FreeBSD runs on Big Endian PowerPC
b.) llvm/clang is the system compiler since FreeBSD 10.0
c.) powerpcspe is supported as target arch since llvm/clang 7.0.1
Yes, I moved from a Phenom X4 that could be unlocked to an X6 then to an FX6300. Gtood stuff, and Zen still buries it.
A cheap 4 core/8 thread Zen2 will be the bargain of the year.
Higher core count cpus with be awesome.
So, would I want to run a PPC at 1/3rd the clock speed with 1/4 of the threads at a higher cost?
Don't think so.
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