Speaking before a group of 30 representatives from the hardware industry Monday night at the Freedom Technology Center in Mountain View, California, Lampret unveiled the organization’s most recent development: a functional system-on-chip microprocessor, developed entirely from freely available open-source blueprints.
“The processors that Intel develops are much more complex than what the open-source groups are working on,” said Intel spokesman Chuck Malloy. “We’re developing chips for high-performance computing, and it seems like they’re mostly concerned with low-power embedded devices.”
Indeed, the CPU that is currently etched on the OpenCores system-on-chip only runs at 160 MHz and does not yet support floating-point operations — a necessity for complex mathematical calculations.
Pagaidām gan tas izklausās diezgan jocīgi, varbūt pat smieklīgi, bet, kas gan atceras kā bija toreiz, kad aizsākās atvērtā koda programmatūras kustība.
Varbūt pēc gadiem pienāks arī tāda diena, kad uz sētām sāks rakstīt – Intel un AMD sux, bet lūk OpenCores rulez.