Elaborating a bit on zakk’s
A model has been proposed to provide an interface thatattempts to integrate well into the existing set of Linux system calls andenable software authors to easily integrate the use of SPUs into their ownlibraries and applications.
The presentation will be held atLinuxTag (
“We’re not yet sure about the right licensingterms for the libraries. It can be hard to give stuff away for free,” Kahlesaid in an interview after a presentation at the Spring Processor Forum here.
The trio is almost done with an application binary interface and languageextensions for Cell. A system-level simulator is also nearly complete. Yet tocome is a full-fledged Linux implementation for the CPU.
“Our plan is to open-source the software for Cell and productize differentparts as we go along,” said Kahle.
PS2 Linux has been sold out for a while in North America; hopefully any PS3 Linux kit has a longer production run.