[linux-audio-dev] Linux DSP Hardware?
Jens M Andreasen
jens.andreasen at chello.se
Tue Feb 22 18:41:38 UTC 2005
Steve Harris wrote:
>>Because there isn't enough demand for it. Only musicians have any
>>serious use for that kind of hardware, whereas half the planet needs
>>accelerated graphics - especially with all the eyecandy that
>>Microsoft, Apple, the KDE and Gnome people etc have decided we
>Yes, except that the Cell processor is quite DSP like with 8 floating
>point processors per cell,
The cell is arranged in vectors though, so might not be optimized for
classical DSP algorithms.
The upcoming vmx2/altivec2 on the other hand, will rewire the double
registers for taking complex FFTs and such.
>... I dont know if it will ever become afordable
>in some package thats available to consumers, but it would be very good
>for audio processing.
It will be afordable at some point in time ... in a consumer package
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