[Bf-committers] Blender on One Laptop Per Child (100$ laptop)

Tom M letterrip at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 23:22:36 CET 2005


> However, the case that Steven is talking about is a 500 MHz low-power
> AMD Geode from 2005 vs. a 300 MHz Alpha from 1995.  The Alpha from
> 1995 would probably trounce today's Geode.

[QUOTE]Probably about 497.43 for a DEC Alpha 21164/500; that's the highest
that the BogoMips mini-HOWTO lists for a single processor running


[QUOTE]Based on the fact that AMD is the only processor company listed
as a partner, one may wish to guess that the 500MHz cpu would
correspond to the AMD Geode GX2 cpu. This is the same CPU used in the
AMD Personal Internet Communicator (also targeted at the under $200
market) and part of AMD's 50x15 program for massputers. This cpu
actually runs at 400MHz, and has a Linux 2.6.14 bogomips of

Given the additional tuning that I'm sure will go on for GCC and linux
for the Geode we can probably experience 30% performance increase over
the reported value.


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