[ILUG] Open Source CPU
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Mon Mar 26 23:50:27 IST 2001
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 04:09:00PM +0100, Paul J Collins wrote:
> >>>>> "MK" == Mark Kilmartin <mrk at renre-europe.com> writes:
> MK> How long do you think it will be until Linux is running on one of these
> MK> http://www.eetimes.com/story/OEG20000306S0096
> MK> It is an open source chip being developed for the European Space Agency.
> MK> It appears to be SPARC compatable.
> MK> It is hoped to run at 100MHz but there is no actual hardware yet.
> Well, taking the last two facts, and assuming they don't use some kind
> of crazy new peripheral bus in the boards, I would imagine that
> Leenoox would be up and running in no time flat.
This has been going for a while - it wasn't new when I worked at ESA and
that was nearly 18 months ago. It's a special radiation hardened chip and is
quite likely to run Linux at some stage, given that there is already a Sparc
port and that ESA is already using Linux in places, and various Unices in
lots of places (Linux has been used in at least one ESA space mission
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