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Re: [Chicken-users] anyone have a Playstation 3 ?

From: Shawn Rutledge
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] anyone have a Playstation 3 ?
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 00:57:18 -0700

Yeah that sounds like some yummy hardware to hack on.  But Chicken
doesn't have native threads right, so not much point in having all
those cores unless you use multiple processes with some IPC method...
or if it provides the impetus to work on the problems that are
blocking us from having native threads...   I sure wish that was
possible because everything is going multi-core.

As a console it seems to be bombing so far; they are already going for
less than retail on ebay, and Christmas isn't even here yet.  With any
luck, after Christmas they will just keep getting cheaper.

On 12/19/06, Brandon J. Van Every <address@hidden> wrote:
I'm thinking of porting Chicken to the IBM Cell architecture.  Anyone
gotten their hands on a Sony PlayStation3 yet?  Likely, I won't be able
to afford one until sometime in March.  And if that's how it goes, I'll
be terribly busy gathering signatures until early July, with no time to
work on development stuff.  So I'm wondering if anyone on this list has
been fortunate / aggressive enough to obtain a PS3 already.  The IBM
Cell SDK has a simulator, and it should allow for cross compilation.
I'd need someone with a PS3 to verify that the build actually

Alternately, if anyone has access to a IBM BladeCenter QS20
or a Mercury Cell Accelerator Board
those could work.  But given the expense, I imagine those are longshots.

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