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by pygmy_giant
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone
Replies: 156
Views: 44212

Re: Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone

"The Epiphany architecture was designed for good performance across a broad range of applications, but really excels at applications with high spatial and temporal locality of data and code. Examples of such application domains include: image processing, communication, sensor Router ... The mesh ne...
by pygmy_giant
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone
Replies: 156
Views: 44212

Re: Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone

I only dig one post hole at a time, so I don't think super-computing is for me - I'm not convinced its 'For Everyone' either. Great for boffins on a budget though. I can see it being good for high volume data analysis - you know like with gnomes, I mean genomes, and looking for signs of extra terres...
by pygmy_giant
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone
Replies: 156
Views: 44212

Re: Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone

How does one program paralell?

Does the hard/firmware farm out tasks automagically or do you have to specify which CPU does what when?

Different beast to the Pi - perhaps not IO orientated
by pygmy_giant
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: It's still alive!
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: It's still alive!

When Mr. Braben said he might consider a Pi version of Elite Dangerous he was teasing - right?
by pygmy_giant
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How fast (slow) is the Rasperry Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 5407

Re: How fast (slow) is the Rasperry Pi?

My understanding is that the BCM2835 is very capable GPU with an ARM CPU squeezed on as an afterthought - most of us don't really use the GPU to its full potential. The CPU is more than adequate for most tinkering. If you need more grunt, pay for it elsewhere.
by pygmy_giant
Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Wakefield 2013 Show
Replies: 21
Views: 5329

Re: RISC OS Wakefield 2013 Show

I notice there is an AemulatorPi stall there and this link: http://buyit.spellings.net/products.php?cat=2 indicates the aemulator is free - is that so... can anyone report seeing it working at the show?
by pygmy_giant
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: It's still alive!
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: It's still alive!

yep 404 - good site though, loads quick
by pygmy_giant
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: The Magic Battery???
Replies: 19
Views: 8096

Re: The Magic Battery???

I use lipos and like the power tube - just remember the Dreamliner folks - be careful with those lipos.
by pygmy_giant
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can you live on £53 a week?
Replies: 39
Views: 6385

Re: Can you live on £53 a week?

I used to live in Slough and if at a loose end on a sunny day one of my favourite solitary persuits was to walk or cycle over to Windsor and Eton, have a pint or two, look in the tourist boutiques, look at the castle, look at the college and toddle off home again. One day I saw Ian Duncan Smith pick...
by pygmy_giant
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

93cs for ARM/BASIC
160cs for Norcroft C
by pygmy_giant
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

Still damn quick - perhaps wrapping it up in C rather than BASIC would make it quicker ... or you could use DexBasic and run it on the bare metal(!) I doubt you would get it any quicker than that.
by pygmy_giant
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

1cs?! keep flogging, keep flogging...
by pygmy_giant
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

Re: C compilers sej7278 said: norcroft is fecking expensive and pretty archaic as i recall. Norcroft/Acorn C is bundled as part of the DDE in NutPi: https://www.riscosopen.org/content/sales/nutpi - the bundle costs £40. So relatively speaking that's infinately more expensive than GCC which costs £0....
by pygmy_giant
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

Maybe try Norcroft/Acorn C bundled as part of the DDE in NutPi: https://www.riscosopen.org/content/sales/nutpi - there is also a BASIC compiler too called ABC !

I've not tried it myself but have been told its beter than GCC - not sure if its 'optomised for the Pi' though - anyone?
by pygmy_giant
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B
Replies: 73
Views: 53428

Re: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B

Dunno - are they exclusive? I suppose it depends on the amounts involved, how much effort is required and who's doing it. You know better than me - I'm guessing from your response that Android can't be realised without foundation input as non disclosure agreements are involved? I understand why it i...
by pygmy_giant
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B
Replies: 73
Views: 53428

Re: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B

Didn't realise how man there are: http://www.armkits.com/Product/sbc2416g.asp

I could not find the one you mention but there are quite a few on the link above - some at $99

Makes the Pi's success all the more remarkable
by pygmy_giant
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B
Replies: 73
Views: 53428

Re: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B

Jamesh said: I personally see no relevance in having Android on the Raspi. It's a great consumer OS, but bugger all use in proper teaching, which of course is the Raspi's purpose. True - but as it is a great consumer OS and popular it could generate more sales and 'mindshare' which would provide mo...
by pygmy_giant
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B
Replies: 73
Views: 53428

Re: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B

Android would open up more horizons on the Pi - I wonder how thats going....?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 73&t=38158

I guess the Pi is also champeen in the most OSeses category for good or for ill.
by pygmy_giant
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B
Replies: 73
Views: 53428

Re: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B

That's impressive! Growing a comunity and software/user base takes longer. In relation to an apples vs oranges / chalk vs cheese grudgematch smackdown I guess you have to ask 'better at what'. There are different ways of evaluating a board - you can look at how much bang you get for your buck or you...
by pygmy_giant
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B
Replies: 73
Views: 53428

Re: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B

* unsuccessfully stifled laugh resulting in uncomfortable nasal snort * I confused the cubie board with the odroid in my previous post because the heatsink on the odroid makes it look 'cubie' shaped: http://images.bit-tech.net/news_images/2012/12/hardkernel-odroid-2/article_img.jpg http://www.bit-te...
by pygmy_giant
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: New Raspberry PI Acrylic Case
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Re: New Raspberry PI Acrylic Case

Mine works fine - remember that acrylic has backing film to protect it from scratches - its not necessarily blue.
by pygmy_giant
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: So sue me
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

Re: So sue me

I'm hoping someone from the foundation might post a reply here....
by pygmy_giant
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: So sue me
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

So sue me

Hi I was wondering how much I would be infringing the foundation's intellectual property rights if I created a T-shirt with a Pi circuit board motif similar to this: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/402 ? I think it is really attractive and both sides of the board would fit nicely on the front an...
by pygmy_giant
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: STICKY: New to RISC OS? Read this!
Replies: 83
Views: 186766

Re: New to RISC OS? Read this!

I'm subverted already.

Whats new in the 19th March image? Does it have improved USB drivers?

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