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Re: ARM Opportunities for Linux

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____/ Homer on Sunday 21 Aug 2011 23:09 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Kari Laine spake thusly:
>> I would like to see a 8 core powerpc based computer from IBM, with
>> couple of cell processors added...
> Why?
> Personally, I'd prefer to see and end to the current trend of relying on
> ridiculously powerful hardware to compensate for grossly inefficient
> software and lazy programming. Low-resource hardware forces developers
> to think like real programmers again. Perverting that hardware into some
> Intel-equivalent behemoth would completely defeat the point. It'd also
> raise the price and power consumption, completely defeating two other
> very important points.

In a conversation about 8-core PowerPC computers last week, it turned out that
video producers do need them. I asked why they don't just use a remote
computational server for rendering. Personally, I use two desktops here to
access two 8-core beasts. All I have to do is display the output over SSH
and write it to disk.

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