More HW from OpenMoko
rodolphe.ortalo at free.fr
Wed Jul 2 19:14:12 CEST 2008
Probably not so much effort. But the real challenge imo is:
- the UI and the communication between that UI and the backend
- the wise specification of that backend (numerical vs. symbolic vs.
both, reusing existing software vs. new thing, simple vs. complex)
Personnally, I thought I would be targeting a brand new implementation
of some scientific calculator targetted at second-grade students; but
given the wonderful (and often much more ambitious) software already
existing, I have been wondering for several months if that's not
re-inventing the wheel (aka as a dead-end project).
Le mardi 01 juillet 2008 à 22:28 +0200, Francesco Cat a écrit :
> How much would a Octave port take??? :)
> 2008/7/1 Ken Young <rtm at cfa.harvard.edu>:
> > Rodolphe Ortalo:
> >> Given the freerunner hw, you can certainly do much better than that!
> >> I would expect something like "mathematica in your pocket"... ;-)
> > The neo1973 has ~8 times the floating point performance of a VAX 11/780
> > (double precision). The initial version of Mathematica was developed
> > on a VAX 11/750 - the Freerunner should be about 20 times faster than
> > that machine in floating point. It was also rare to run across an
> > 11/750 with more than 4 MByte of RAM.
> > Ken Young
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