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by Asgo
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Performance
Replies: 35
Views: 8957

Re: Performance

I for one would bet, that in the end the IO performance will be the limiting factor.
At least when dealing with some real world applications, which don\'t run entirely from RAM and have to load/write stuff in some regular intervals.
by Asgo
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Low cost monitor
Replies: 69
Views: 39144

Re: Low cost monitor

<r>does anybody else feel strange when paying more for peripherals than for the computer itself?<br/> Not that this should be understood as a suggestion to raise the price of the pi just for my comfort levels, but shopping for cables, input devices etc is just just a lot less fun if your only though...
by Asgo
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)
Replies: 31
Views: 5579

Re: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)

<r>For promoting Rpis in the context of schools, one has to wonder if the teachers are the first target.<br/> Sure getting some enthusiastic support from teachers from that area might help in the process, but at least here in Germany the teachers are rather bound to the official curriculum and don't...
by Asgo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My $0.02
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Re: My $0.02

In the context of GPU,
there probably isn\'t any direct way to do GPGPU other than working manually via OpenGL?
probably has been answered before, just making use of abishurs blanket pardon for not using search for GPU. ;)
by Asgo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My $0.02
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Re: My $0.02

we always could rename them from now on to simplify the search :)
PIRAM, PIVGA, PIUSB, PISPI, PICSI, PIPCB, PILED...
would also work for 2 letter words ;)
by Asgo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Official Raspberry Pi Emulation?
Replies: 4
Views: 2683

Re: Official Raspberry Pi Emulation?

<t>It also depends if you want to develop new software for the rpi or adapt some existing to the ARM/rpi platform. In the case of porting apps you probably want to go right down to tuning for the hardware which would require a good emulation or even the actual hardware.<br/> <br/> On the other hand ...
by Asgo
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cross Compile Development Environments
Replies: 17
Views: 3726

Re: Cross Compile Development Environments

<r>Quote from obarthelemy on November 26, 2011, 13:33<br/> yes. you can compile stuff directly on the Pi. But most people prefer to work on a regular, desktop PC because it is more powerful, has big screens... So they use a Virtual machine or an emulator or a cross-compiler.<br/> probably depends on...
by Asgo
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rackmount cage
Replies: 8
Views: 3601

Re: Rackmount cage

depending on its intented use as cluster/rack setup the long side with the hdmi port is kind of free since you might not need it anyhow.
and the hdmi port will probably not stick out too much beyond the board.
by Asgo
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Best first language
Replies: 160
Views: 44445

Re: Best first language

<r><br/> That point at which I ask, "Okay first language for a little kid, or first language for an adult?"<br/> <br/> Even in the age classification of "for kids" there is still a wide range for the targeted goal with choosing a first language.<br/> That could still differ from "creating an interes...
by Asgo
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: overclocking
Replies: 92
Views: 18680

Re: overclocking

<r>Quote from abishur on November 22, 2011, 14:12<br/> All I can imagine is putting a custom board full of leds over the r-pi itself if you did that and then using the spinning motion and the LEDs to create fun images (like a raspberry)<br/> sounds like an interesting new output device.<br/> does an...
by Asgo
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: overclocking
Replies: 92
Views: 18680

Re: overclocking

The pi is so small one could think of alternative ways of cooling.
How about putting it on the tip of a rotor for a small tabletop windmill. Cooling plus nice visual effect. ;)
by Asgo
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We need Standards!
Replies: 64
Views: 11503

Re: We need Standards!

<r>Quote from obarthelemy on November 19, 2011, 23:21<br/> @Chris Tyler: if Linux wants to break out of the geek/hacker segment, which is very small, it needs to stop setting as a goal "encouraging interaction and participation in open source". Most people are just users, which may be sad and object...
by Asgo
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Best first language
Replies: 160
Views: 44445

Re: Best first language

<t>the connotation 'lighweight' was just given as an additional motivator.<br/> I'm no preacher for make in all cases, but I prefer when people know a system a bit when using it, even for specific tasks and if this produces the opportunity to learn one with the other I'm all for it.<br/> Using an ID...
by Asgo
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finalised PCB design now on the front page
Replies: 90
Views: 11258

Re: Finalised PCB design now on the front page

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from NoSuchNick on November 19, 2011, 20:34<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> I was just trying to prepare a r-pi part in eagle and a question occured to me:<br/> 53.98 is a very odd measurement, are the dimensions actually 85.60mm x 53.98mm or are they 3370 mil x 2125 mil? [/quote]<b...
by Asgo
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Best first language
Replies: 160
Views: 44445

Re: Best first language

<t>Perhaps it's a matter of personal taste, but I for one wouldn't want to use an IDE as a default setup.<br/> I think in a light weight environment like the pi I would start with the command line and it's wide range of tools. This would speed things up in the long run even if it costs a few session...
by Asgo
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Best first language
Replies: 160
Views: 44445

Re: Best first language

<r>Quote from obarthelemy on November 17, 2011, 09:06<br/> I would think the language per se is not that important. People have learned with pretty much anything. For wide-scale success, The syllabus, the IDE/Front end, and the teacher's comfort zone are probably more important ?<br/> From what I re...
by Asgo
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Android + Raspberry Pi + Microcontroller = Intelligent gadgets with everything possible
Replies: 9
Views: 3377

Re: Android + Raspberry Pi + Microcontroller = Intelligent gadgets with everything possible

<t>the Android phone -> PC (in this case the R pi) part in particular seems quite easy, since there are already a few remote apps for Android out there.<br/> Some with counterpart server but others just with an ssh connection and profiles for applications configurable via command line.<br/> <br/> Qu...
by Asgo
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Idea on Media Transcoding
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Idea on Media Transcoding

<r>If looking at a bunch of videos to transcode, I would probably lean more towards a parallization of the transcoding process by distributing the workload over different boards than combining the process over multiple boards for one video file.<br/> <br/> Some batch setup with an efficient trancode...
by Asgo
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Server
Replies: 28
Views: 6423

Re: Server

or to go a bit more low level,
install some MPI on each of the node in your cluster and do some parallel computing/programming on your own :)
depends on which level your network setup is supposed to run
by Asgo
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card games?
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: SD card games?

<r>depends if it should be a requirement or a feature to start nothing else. <E>;)</E><br/> since the OS will be on a SD card you can use as many copies of it as you like, each just with an installation of a specific game. (more or less like a linux live dvd)<br/> <br/> depending on the game it just...

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