[sf-lug] Posting and Announcement
vpolitewebsiteguy at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 15 12:53:20 PDT 2006
Does any of this have to do with the fact that Intel is feeling a little skittish about its position?
Tony <vze2jy85 at yahoo.com> wrote: Hi,
I use an IBM thinkpad X31 and have run RHEL 4 with no
problems with regards to WIFI. The X31 series does not
have a CD/DVD burner.
--- jim stockford wrote:
> thank you for the info. good stuff, consider
> I'm shopping the lenovo website for a thinkpad,
> but i want to put RHEL 4 on it and have the wifi
> and CD/DVD burner work. I cannot find convincing
> data to that effect.
> Got suggestions or encouragement? If I buy it,
> you know of anyone who'd help me get things to
> work the way I want (I'm willing to pay money)?
> On Jun 15, 2006, at 9:57 AM, Adrien Lamothe wrote:
> > The "BE" stands for "Broadband Engine", it is just
> a name, meant to
> > indicate the blazing speed at which the processor
> operates. The Cell
> > Processor (or Cell Broadband Engine, whichever you
> prefer) promises to
> > completely revolutionize computing. It is
> basically an extended Power5
> > processor, but with higher memory bus bandwidth
> and nine execution
> > cores: a central "Power Processor Element" and
> eight "Synergistic
> > Processor Elements". Linux is being ported to it,
> and Sun has just
> > agreed to port Solaris to it. The CBE is the
> processor for Sony's new
> > PlayStation3. According to IBM, the CBE will be
> used across the full
> > spectrum of computing devices, from mainframes
> down to cell phones.
> > My only concerns about the CBE are power
> consumption and heat
> > generation/dissipation and the associated thermal
> > requirements. That is what most likely may cause
> > I too believe Linux has reached a "tipping point"
> (a currently trendy
> > phrase), and that the IBM CBE will play an
> important role in Linux
> > adoption. O'Reilly published an article of mine
> asserting this, you
> > can read it at:
> > One of my predictions in the article recently came
> true: Lenovo is
> > now offering ThinkPads at unbelievably low prices
> (thanks to the
> > incredibly efficient cost of production in China).
> You can get a
> > Celeron M ThinkPad for $499, a Pentium M ThinkPad
> for $679 and a Core
> > Duo Thinkpad for $999 (the latter two with Windows
> XP Professional).
> > So now Lenovo can compete with Dell on a price
> basis. That was the
> > plan.
> > Developing software that takes advantage of
> multi-core processors is a
> > bit more challenging, you have to write
> multi-threaded software. I
> > recently posted an article speaking about this,
> you can read it at
> > I would like to write about some details of the
> CBE, but the licensing
> > terms of the CBE software development kit and CBE
> simulator (which
> > runs on Fedora Core 4) prevent anyone from
> writing about them. In
> > fact, after reading the licensing terms I decided
> not to download
> > those two packages (IBM asks you to agree with the
> licensing terms
> > before you download the packages.)
> > If all of this seems like shameless
> self-promotion, it is.
> > Cheers,
> > Adrien
> > jim stockford wrote:
> > Momtaheni's Posting and Announcement seems to
> > announce activities pertaining to linux running on
> > new cell CPU. I'd like to know what's this BE
> > (as in "cell BE")?
> > This strikes me as potentially important as IBM
> > a big and high quality RnD department and the cell
> > CPU is touted as a worthy alternative to Intel's
> > others') offerings.
> > If IBM is pushing the cell CPU, what machines
> > appear? "Back room" machines for sure, possibly
> > user (desktop, gaming...) machines, too, maybe new
> > data and service appliances.
> > The computer user community at large seems to be
> > at some kind of breaking point: open source is
> > popularity, linux is increasing market share with
> a new
> > push for desktop use, there are cracks in the
> > for embedded systems (calls for more CPUs rather
> > than more complex software, for one example).
> > There's a new spate of product offerings that are
> > services for users: google's calendar/email/im/
> > spreadsheet..., zimbra's on-line office
> > services (word processor, spreadsheet, calendar,
> > management--basically an office anywhere--for less
> > than $30 per month), Foldera's new organization/
> > collaboration online service (seems no charge for
> > And if the One Laptop One Child initiative really
> > off, there will be a huge infusion of new linux
> > using mesh networking on the internet: what new
> > ideas will emerge from them?
> > All of the above threatens Microsoft's hold on
> > market: significantly, its paradigms for use are
> > challenged.
> > For sure there's a sea change coming, and news of
> > Linux on the cell CPU may portend something.
> > On Jun 13, 2006, at 12:10 PM, Ida A Momtaheni
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I would like to post the information below about
> the PA Technical
> > > Briefing below to your website please.
> > >
> > > Cell BE programming and extensions to Linux
> > >
> > > Link to Website:
> > >
> > >
> > > Briefing
> > >
> > > Join us while we explore the details of Cell
> Broadband Engine (Cell
> > > BE) programming. This Tech briefing provides a
> > technical
> > > overview of the Cell BE architecture,
> programming models, and
> > software
> > > development environment. You will learn all
> about Cell BE standards
> > > like the application binary interface
> specifications, SPE C/C++
> > > language extensions, SPE assembly language
> > system-level
> > > simulator, Cell BE simulator debugging
> environment, and Cell BE
> > > extensions to Linux.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Ida Momtaheni
> > > developerWorks
> > >
> > > IBM Corporation
> > > 425 Market St.
> > > San Francisco, CA 94105
> > > iamomtah at us.ibm.com
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