17 April 2008
The semester is almost over and I cannot wait. There are so many things I'd rather be doing than Differential Equations. For instance:
- Writing x86-64 assembly
- Attempting to write useful patches for X, Mesa, xf86-video-ati, et al.
- Learning Alpha Assembly
- Working on my HP Alphaserver DS20L, specifications are as follows
- Dual 833 MHz EV68ALs with 4MB external L2 cache each
- 2 GB ECC Registered RAM
- Radeon X1550 256MB PCI
- 18 GB 15K RPM SCSI Drive
Unless someone corrects me, I'm going to say this is the first Alpha/R500 combination. This may also mean it is the first Linux/Alpha box to have a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.0. It even fits in a nice 1U case.
I've also posted a nice piece of x86-64 assembly using SSE3. See my leibniz pi code page.