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I wanted to drop a line about the Open Source GPU Kickstarter that I launched today. Our goal is to release an LGPLv3 licensed Verilog IP core. We currently have the 2D/ 3D fixed function pipeline running on an FPGA with the ultimate goal of releasing a Unified Shader Model. There is some coverage on Phoronix or Vi
Just thought I'd post that our kickstarter goes live on 10/9 for an LGPL graphics core. It is a complete 2D/3D Verilog implementation. The current version is PCI based and runs on Altera/ Xilinx or ASIC. 100% clean and synthesizable Verilog. We have a number of stretch goals that bring new features, generic interfaces so you could run on a PCIe FPGA board or an SOC part. The ultimate stretch goal would be a Unified Shader design.
We have pictures and will have video from the FPGA board on the kickstarter site (live on 10/9),
Our Facebook page (pictures and live now): Silicon Spectrum FB Page
Our Home page (out of date): Silicon Spectrum Home
GPLGPU.com (not live yet): GPL GPU site (not currently live)
It won't beat an Nvidia or AMD part in price/ performance (unless someone wants to do an ASIC based on it), but the source is open and no risk of ever not knowing what is inside in the future.
Million to one chances occur 9/10 times. (Terry Pratchet (paraphrased))
I did read the article.
I'm surprised part of the rankings didn't address this.
I have Sprint and I have used upwards of 8GB in a month, something prohibitive with another carrier.
How well can the NSA determine the calls source?
I get telemarketer calls daily: "Pack your bags..."
Always spoofed caller ID from a VOIP indian call center.
The phone company can't seem to block these crap calls.
What's to stop someone from framing someone if they got a hold of a suspicious #.
Hate your spouse, spoof their # calling it. Hate your political opponent, do it to them.
The government should be all over this since they are going to the "give me all your data" model.
Google should soon safely be able to say: We got one FISA request last year.
I think the bigger thing is that security starts before you even enter the airport. They have less flights, so it's easier, but they check the lists.
Entering the airport you go through security where they check the car. My father in law is a native, they checked his car.
The Janitors are all ex-military or at least look it. They also carry radios and have bulges in the back of their uniform. I'm sure they are packing.
I'm also sure they listen to everyone talking in the airport. They take security seriously.
In fact. Leaving the US we weren't allowed to bring bottles for our daughter. We also got hand sanitizer taken away (it was about 1/2 of an 8oz bottle but since the bottle was big it was denied even though the contents fell below the amount allowed. When we left amsterdam, we walked right through w/ the bottles and anything else.
Altera and Xilinx both have high level synthesis tools out that can target FPGA's using generic C. The Altera one allows you to target GPU's, CPU's or FPGA's. In the case of highly parallel tasks, an FPGA can run many times faster than even a GPU. There are fairly large gate count devices with ARM cores available now so you move the tasks around for better performance. I'd love to see some of these tasks targeting these devices.
My ten year old daughter was in tears because she couldn't figure out her new windows 8 laptop.
Now the laptop was underpowered, but it couldn't play DVDs out of the box and she couldn't figure out how to run her software on it thanks to the removal of the start button. Also, Toshiba added its bonus software which seemed to take over the whole computer periodically since pop ups now take the whole screen.
I was frustrated trying to use it until I found a start menu hack and added it back.
I installed VLC so she can play DVDs and she has a start menu and now is very happy. Perhaps MS shouldn't have tried to do too much too soon?
I took a trip to Florida with my son a couple of weeks after 9/11. The flights were insanely cheap and there was no way in hell another 9/11 would happen. No one on the plane would have sat idle. Look at the crazies who have tried to get into cockpits since 9/11. They have been tackled, pummeled and held down. The stupid scanners don't do anything anyways. Look at the people who have managed to get things through inadvertently (Adam savage with a rapier like razor) or through testing. Also, anything implanted below the skin doesn't show, so there's your next attack.
I've flown with my kids a couple of times in the last few months. When a parent or family with young children comes through, the metal detector suddenly becomes "good enough" for them. I was conflicted when I went on my trip. I had a 3 and 10 year old girl and I wasn't going to have them groped and I was seriously worried about the exposure to the machine, but surprise, off we went to a separate line and through the metal detector, myself included.
Of course on the other side was a guy in a wheelchair who obviously had some kind of muscle problems, his legs were like sticks, but they had to reach under and check out everything since he couldn't stand up.
I've avoided it my entire life here in New Hampshire.