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PoPCorn, I like a lot.

Also is coming in my mind:

- PPClib64 (PowerPC, Liberty, 64bit), short and sounds good
- PPCnux64 (PowerPC, Linux, 64bit), sounds also good, but sounds more like a distro
- Lipon64 (Linux, Power, open source, notebook, 64bit)

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Suggestions / Re: GPU specs
« on: January 17, 2016, 07:02:59 PM »
New AMD GPU Performance To Be Boosted By Linux 4.5
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amdgpu-45-next&num=1

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General Discussion / Re: Links
« on: January 16, 2016, 12:11:44 AM »
My collection of links:

Maybe some outdated. AFAIK, the libraries and Applications are already AltiVec optimized.

AltiVec page of Holger Bettag aka hobold
http://vectorizer.org

Ars Testbench 2.0
http://sourceforge.net/u/hobold/profile/

AltiVec page of Konstantinos Margaritis
http://www.freevec.org

AltiVec tutorial from Ian Ollman
http://web-docs.gsi.de/~ikisel/reco/Systems/Altivec.pdf

AltiVec tutorial from IBM
http://www.bsc.es/media/515.pdf
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/pa-unrollav1/
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/pa-unrollav2/

macstl for MacOS X (maybe the developer is interested in a Linux version?)
http://www.pixelglow.com/macstl/

Mac Linux page
http://mac.linux.be
http://ricanlinux.blogspot.de
http://lookanotherblog.com

NXP AltiVec page
http://www.nxp.com/pages/altivec-technologies:DRPPCALTVC

Mentor AltiVec Library
https://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/downloads/performance-library

FFT Library
http://www.fftw.org

Apples AltiVec page
https://web.archive.org/web/20091128121821/http://developer.apple.com/hardwaredrivers/ve/index.html

Eigen Library
http://eigen.tuxfamily.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

SIMD-accelerated libjpeg-compatible JPEG codec library
http://sourceforge.net/p/libjpeg-turbo/feature-requests/29/

SSE to AltiVec migration
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/W51a7ffcf4dfd_4b40_9d82_446ebc23c550/page/Intel%20SSE%20to%20PowerPC%20AltiVec%20migration

Applications
Handbrake
https://handbrake.fr/

FFmpeg
https://www.ffmpeg.org

MPlayer
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/

Blender
https://www.blender.org

LAME encoder
http://tmkk.undo.jp/lame/index_e.html

Skein
http://benjamin.sipsolutions.net/Projects/skein-altivec

SuperTuxKart
http://supertuxkart.sourceforge.net/Main_Page

BOINC / SETI
http://www.dotsch.de/boinc/Home.html

RC5
http://www.distributed.net/Main_Page/en

Mac PowerPC pages

PowerPC centre
https://powerpccentre.wordpress.com

G5 related
http://g5center.net

Edit:
Graphics Environment for Multimedia
http://gem.iem.at

GarageGames
http://www.garagegames.com

Ogg Vorbis decoder
http://www.nothings.org/stb_vorbis/

Fast Artificial Neural Network Library
http://leenissen.dk/fann/wp/

There is also a "VFANN (Vector Fast Artificial Neural Netwoks)"
http://leenissen.dk/fann/forum/viewtopic.php?t=45

VSIPL (Vector, Signal, and Image Processing Library)
http://www.runtimecomputing.com/products/vsipro/

Linux MintPPC
http://mintppc.org

Everything about old Macs and about Linux also
http://ifixoldmacs.com

Edit 2:
http://pcb.geda-project.org/index.html

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I don't like Flash

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Suggestions / Re: Keyboard backlight
« on: January 15, 2016, 01:12:03 AM »
Very nice to have, but not a must.

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Suggestions / Re: Display?
« on: January 15, 2016, 01:11:20 AM »
I would prefer DisplayPort, because it's the most modern connector, second place HDMI.

Don't hit me, just a opinion :-)

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Suggestions / Re: MagSafe power adapter connector
« on: January 15, 2016, 12:30:17 AM »
I think the PowerPC notebook will have a very long battery life ;-)
So the MagSafe connector would be nice to have but not a must have :-)
Is the price the same as a ordinary connector?

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Suggestions / Re: Switch to non upgreadable RAM, SDD and GPU
« on: January 15, 2016, 12:11:55 AM »
I would like to see a upgradable notebook.
If it's easier / cheaper to build non-upgradable is also okay.

For the first PowerPC notebook, the focus should be on the price.

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Suggestions / Re: GPU specs
« on: January 15, 2016, 12:09:27 AM »
I would prefer M370X, TDP <50W
For nVidia GTX 850M, TDP <50W

I don't know if a MXM version is available. Besides the driver problem, I prefer ATi.

Here is a benchmark table of notebook graphic cards:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html

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news from the team / Re: New specifications and development status
« on: January 14, 2016, 11:51:42 PM »
The e6500 core (T2080 / T4080) is a good choice.
But after the deal with NXP, I am not confident, if NXP will stick with future development of the PowerPC. I'm hoping it.

On the other hand, a POWER8 (or a striped down version of it) would be also a good choice, maybe a better one (for future notebooks). A 12-core POWER8 has a TDP of 190W at 3.1GHz. A 4-core 2.5GHz POWER8 should fit in a notebook, maybe?

Okay, a POWER8 is too expensive and the temperature is maybe also too high.

But for example, a striped down version of the POWER6 (POWER6UL) was in IBMs drawer.

This was only a thought, don't hit me, please.
DDR3 and USB3 is also a good choice. Maybe Thunderbolt is also possible?
Because of such possibilities:
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade-stealth#ultrabook-desktop :-)

The notebook should be as small as possible. My personal preference.
The case should designed in a way that the MXM, SSD or RAM is easy to change / upgrade.

About the MXM graphic card. My personal preference is ATi.

About nVidia and Linux PowerPC driver:
nVidia has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation:
https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/48075.wss

Maybe in the future we will get good Linux drivers from nVidia?
Maybe it does make sense to join the OPF as well? As "PowerPC-Notebook project"?

This all are only thoughts. Input are welcome :-)
Carlos

Edit: Ah, also has Genesi plans for a PowerPC device. Maybe it does make sense to do a collaboration with Genesi? It's because we are only a few PowerPC enthusiastic, we should all stay together.

I will also contact a few PowerPC fans, maybe they would like to join the team.

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Introduction / Carlos
« on: January 14, 2016, 11:39:48 PM »
Ciao, I'm Karl from germany.

I'm not a hardware designer nor a software designer.
I like PowerPC a lot, because it isn't Intel (x86) because I believe in choice ;-)

I could translate from english to german. And my strength are, how to say in english ... I can ask silly questions to take other people's mind to other / new thoughts.

I have also PowerPC hardware, Apple Pismo, Apple Cube, and I have had a Apple Quad G5 :-)
And also have 68k Macs as well, e. g. Quadra 840AV :-D

That's all I have to say :-)

Edit: And I'm very good in finding things

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