[libre-riscv-dev] PPC on Talos and Playstation 3

Lauri Kasanen cand at gmx.com
Mon Mar 30 07:56:05 BST 2020

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 20:17:49 +0000
"Immanuel, Yehowshua U" <yimmanuel3 at gatech.edu> wrote:

> So I was wondering how to run unit tests for the PPC FPU. We can obviously do this on the Talos server, but also playstation 3.
> I have some old PPC Macs, but they are 32 bit not 64 bit.
> Sony’s playstation 3 however is ppc64. Also, Sony officially supported Linux on PS3 FAT models only which you can pick up on eBay for $50 - $70.
> So I think this is a good route to explore if anyone needs immediate/direct access to PPC64 for unit testing. I’m considering ordering one myself.

Remember that Sony blocked OtherOS in a specific firmware version, and
newer firmwares were required for running newer games. So finding a PS3
that can be used will be hard.

However, WiiUs are a viable option for recent-ish power hw for cheap.

- Lauri

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