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by Svartalf
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Element14 should i checkout now
Replies: 11
Views: 3047

Re: Element14 should i checkout now

<t>doesthenameappear said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Should I pay for the raspberry pi on element 14 will I be in the queue or not it says "Coming Soon register here for to mark your interest" or something but you can still add it to your shopping cart and checkout13<br/> <br/> I'm in Australia by the way<b...
by Svartalf
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New RS Email - Compliance?
Replies: 100
Views: 18779

Re: New RS Email - Compliance?

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> Awesome, I'm always glad to help out, and since I live in Texas, I might just come collect on that shinner... unless you're talking about a black eye.<br/> In my case, it'd be something from the Spoetzl brewery I'd be buying you...once I got back down from Colorado where...
by Svartalf
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New RS Email - Compliance?
Replies: 100
Views: 18779

Re: New RS Email - Compliance?

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> There's hardly a lack of information, but there is a lack of acceptance of the information that is available and a lack of patience among some for new additional information to be released. <br/> <br/> Well, when their website order piece initially gives 1-2 months into ...
by Svartalf
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi
Replies: 38
Views: 8631

Re: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi

tzj said:


http://singularityhub.com/2012.....tire-body/

we have competition... or co-operation, your choice.



Could be either at this stage.
by Svartalf
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Starting a projects list.
Replies: 15
Views: 7893

Re: Starting a projects list.

<t>MINKIN2 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I would recommend getting a good list of ssh, vnc and general all round remote tools and viewers available together for use with the Pi.<br/> <br/> I know it is not as exciting as many other ideas, but remote access is a very useful thing to learn for kids and newb...
by Svartalf
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Starting a projects list.
Replies: 15
Views: 7893

Re: Starting a projects list.

<t>Well, there's the several varying proposed (back in the deep past...) projects to do a HA/HPC cluster for at least studying the varying styles of clustering on the cheap, all collectively called a "Bramble" (Cluster of Raspberries...).<br/> <br/> Then there's some GPGPU research going on to see w...
by Svartalf
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raid Capability?
Replies: 8
Views: 3488

Re: Raid Capability?

<t>sightlight said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I dont know. Ima see if I can try to hock up 2 flash drives of 2gb and raid them <br/> <br/> Just for speed, This is low ram so I just thought.<br/> <br/> <br/> The problem with doing RAID0 on USB devices is that you're bottlenecking on the USB link and it's a m...
by Svartalf
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARMv7 (Cortex-A8)
Replies: 16
Views: 13636

Re: ARMv7 (Cortex-A8)

<t>Probably marginal?  Think again.  There's a reason that things like the BeagleBoard and BeagleBone are priced the way they are ($100-ish for the BeagleBone, $150-ish for the BeagleBoard...with a similar deal to the R-Pi Foundation's from Broadcom to the BeagleBoard people from TI...).  Part of it...
by Svartalf
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: best language for R-Pi serial communication
Replies: 6
Views: 2533

Re: best language for R-Pi serial communication

<t>grmnygrmny said: <br/> <br/> I currently do some stuff in Java, I only asked because I was concerned that the libraries I was using may have been hard-coded for x86.  I see now that this is not the case, and I'm thrilled.<br/> <br/> Nope.  Should be able to do it in Java, Python, or C/C++ (There'...
by Svartalf
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi
Replies: 38
Views: 8631

Re: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi

<t>veronicathecow said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm wondering if a finely tunable set of LEDs and sensors could read specific absorption lines on either the disease or it's waste products? Scan the fingers or earlobes?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Just found out about another device in the investigational stage...
by Svartalf
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi
Replies: 38
Views: 8631

Re: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi

<r>In regards to non-invasive glucose monitoring here's a history of the same:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.mendosa.com/noninva.....lucose.pdf">http://www.mendosa.com/noninva.....lucose.pdf</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> It should be noted that nobody seems to have obtained the goal for this yet...yet.  ...
by Svartalf
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi
Replies: 38
Views: 8631

Re: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi

<t>Warringer said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Getting a drop of blood should not be that hard, when I take a look at what diabetics do to get their blood sugar levels. Nick the skin, massage to get a drop of blood and then put it on a sensor.<br/> <br/> While the hardware and the software would not be that m...
by Svartalf
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi
Replies: 38
Views: 8631

Re: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi

<t>riFFraFF said: <br/> <br/> <br/> $10M? Is that a medical tricorder or a science tricorder?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Supposed to be a medical one.  Seriously.  The $10 mil prize is like the Space X-Prizes and the Automotive ones- they're to encourage independent development in those areas to vastly ...
by Svartalf
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi
Replies: 38
Views: 8631

Re: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi

<t>tzj said: <br/> <br/> <br/> only thing missing is the ability to check for diseases...<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Indeed.  Truthfully, you could use the R-Pi as the basis for an X-Prize type device; the main issue with it all is less the on-board main CPU (though it IS important...) and more the sens...
by Svartalf
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Harness the power of the GPU?
Replies: 17
Views: 6745

Re: Harness the power of the GPU?

<t>spurious said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ok... I'm not used to accessing APIs to talk to a processor, and your example was about graphics. Hence I obviously got the wrong end of the stick.<br/> <br/> I will read about the APIs (goes against everything I know about writing directly to a processor).. you c...
by Svartalf
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Harness the power of the GPU?
Replies: 17
Views: 6745

Re: Harness the power of the GPU?

<r>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> OpenCL is a big ask as its would be a large amount of work (few man years). That's expensive in engineering time, and unless you can come up with a decent case for making the money back, it's a bit of a non-starter. People like Nvidia can do it for desktop GPU's as they g...
by Svartalf
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Interfacing with the GPU
Replies: 13
Views: 4343

Re: Interfacing with the GPU

<t>jumpingfool said: <br/> <br/> Probably a long shot but do Broadcom offer a reference implementations for VideoCore that they would be happy to share with the community? I know TI have some reference code for common applications of their media accelerators (video conferencing, etc), which they sha...
by Svartalf
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Harness the power of the GPU?
Replies: 17
Views: 6745

Re: Harness the power of the GPU?

<t>foo said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I don't think "wait a while" is quite right here.  The impression I get is that you will not, as a user, be able to write custom code on the GPU at all.  The APIs exposed to the OS will be what you get.<br/> <br/> Heh...  You're not paying attention here.  You don't NE...
by Svartalf
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A supercomputer for £100
Replies: 36
Views: 25005

Re: A supercomputer for £100

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> This has been discussed a bit on the fourms, but the Arm at only 700Mhz doesnt give supercomputer levels of performance, even if you use a lot of them.<br/> <br/> What a cluster of these devices would do is give people a cheaper platform for trying out various schem...
by Svartalf
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would a bramble work?
Replies: 11
Views: 8271

Re: How would a bramble work?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> I don't think it would be worth the effort - just get a ethernet switch and plug together with that. No real speed difference I don't think once all the over heads are worked out, and you are using as standard system.<br/> <br/> I'm not sure how important fast networking ...
by Svartalf
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 84440

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

<t>Dioxin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> when I get time I'll try to get a scores for an i5 2500 for you. (mini-itx board, with 8Gbs RAM) approximate cost £265 when I bought it.<br/> <br/> I think for the most part, the R-Pi provides a cost effective solution to have a real hardware cluster cheaply, power ...
by Svartalf
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 84440

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

<t>mightygoose said: <br/> <br/> <br/> [linkie]<br/> <br/> would that be a suitable powered USB hub for a modest Bramble?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Very probably.  I was contemplating something much like that for this.  Only drawback is going to be that each port's clearly going to source 500mA, period...
by Svartalf
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: supercomputer
Replies: 6
Views: 3400

Re: supercomputer

<t>kme said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yet another clueless newbie that reinvents the wheel and couldn't be bothered to read existing threads for 30 minutes.<br/> <br/> No, R-Pi is useless for a supercomputer. Yes it is useful as an educational cluster platform.<br/> <br/> <br/> Now, now...  No need to be i...
by Svartalf
Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: ReactOS , not Windows !
Replies: 16
Views: 10840

Re: ReactOS , not Windows !

<t>Quote from radu on December 17, 2011, 02:51<br/> I am trying to get our game (currently using OpenGL 1.x, but we also have an OpenGL 2 version) ported to ES, and it is not such an easy task. The game is also platform independent, using SDL.<br/> <br/> 0_o<br/> <br/> ES 1.1 is basically equivalent...
by Svartalf
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DOOM3 source code released
Replies: 28
Views: 7087

Re: DOOM3 source code released

<r>Quote from Brammers on December 18, 2011, 21:52<br/> If Doom3 might be a struggle, then what about the id Tech 3 game Wolfenstein ET (<URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W....._Territory">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W....._Territory</URL>)?<br/> <br/> Its system requirements back in 2003 were...

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