Posted Nov 11, 2005 6:20 UTC (Fri) by ncm
In reply to: low cost development hardware
Parent article: Cell Broadband Engine Software Development Kit Version 1.0
Haven't you ever heard of cross-compilation? Why in the world would you ever want to run Eclipse on your target hardware? (Anyway if you're dependent on Eclipse, you won't be programming a Cell in this decade!) You must already have a nice development machine and environment, and there's no need to give that up. Just take your new PS3 out of the box, plug it into the network, netboot it, and off you go. What, graphics? OK, plug in another monitor, if you insist.
Anyway, it wasn't very long ago that you couldn't even get a disk drive that would hold 256MB. I remember how happy we were to get our first 20MB Seagate drive. (We had to recompile our BSD 2.8 kernel to tell it to stop swapping onto the middle of it!)
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