[Arm-netbook] [review] SoC proposal
vladoman at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 16:54:38 GMT 2012
lkcl luke wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Vladimir Pantelic<vladoman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> lkcl luke wrote:
>>>> 1) Is there GCC support for this SoC's instruction set,
>>>> including VLIW,
>>> don't know. tensilica have a proprietary "pre-processor" compiler
>>> that turns c and c++ into VLIW-capable c and c++.
>> hopefully it does a better job than gcc generating arm NEON ... So far
>> only hand writing NEON works for speed.
> tensilica wouldn't have sold over 1.5 billion licenses for their RISC
> cores if it didn't do a decent job, eh?
And these 1.5 billion cores are doing what?
>>> don't know. tensilica have proprietary software libraries for audio
>>> and video CODECs already (obviously)
>> evil, closed, non-free? :)
> YEAH! my faaavourite. well it gets us to market quickly, _and_
> keeps the FSF people happy.
closed source makes the FSF happy? I must have missed some news....
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