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Our Home page (out of date): Silicon Spectrum Home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.
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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.
When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers. -- The Wall Street Journal