Linux 3D graphics access on PS3 found

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| A method has been found to reach Linux 3D Graphics on the PS3. A number of
| hackers have clubbed together to release a draft kernel module for this along
| with a relevant Xorg driver.
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http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=23190

The hunt for HV's FIFO/Push buffer...

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| With your separate module for GPU stuff (3D, Xorg, etc...) will we be able to
| use the kernel sources from Geoff's tree and simply get your kernel modules
| loaded in place of the fb device created by ps3fb.c and ps3fb.h ?
|
| Keeping in sync with Geoff's tree is something that would be beneficial for
| those also doing CELL development as it is the tree that gets a lot of work
| from IBM and SCE guys that is CELL related.
|
| [...]
|
| Glaurung, nice work. Busy error made FIFO hack for us . I was sure that
| fifo setup is broken for the second context.
|
| Panajev2001a, I think that it is possibly to make totally independent kernel
| module. You will be able to install it without kernel recompilation.
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http://forums.ps2dev.org/viewtopic.p...=asc&start=211

It didn't take long.


Related:

Linux petitioners want Sony to open up PS3's graphical innards

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| Access is blocked by the Hypervisor chip so there is no chance of
| getting around it without Sony's approval. And, naturally, Sony
| doesn't want geeks producing 3D games under Linux and undermining
| its investment. It flogs the console in order to make mountains of
| wonga on the highly-priced games folk play on it.
|
| [...]
|
| So now there's a a petition online asking Sony to open up the RSX.
| It's here.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39112


Sony Studies Commercial PlayStation 3 Supercomputing Grid

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| With an estimated 6 million PlayStation 3s sold, it's little wonder
| that pharmaceutical companies, medical startups, and other businesses
| would be hot to chat with Sony about building a supercomputing grid
| that they could tap into.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070412/tc_cmp/199000285


Cure@PS3 Performance Update

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| Not even a full day after the release of the Folding@Home
| client for the Playstation 3, the total computing power of
| a mere 6,860 Playstation 3 systems has surpassed that of
| a vast 158,806 Windows computers!
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http://clete2.com/2007/03/23/folding...status-report/


PS3 Real-time Ray-tracing

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| IBM Interactive Ray-tracer (iRT) using three Sony Playstation3s (PS3)
| to render a model that is 75x more complex then those used in
| today's games.
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http://www.n4g.com/ps3/NewsCom-33982.aspx


PS3 Yellow Dog Linux Install Videos

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| Due to the demand on the PS3 forums I am making some install videos of
| Yellow Dog Linux. Sorry about the slightly shaky footage, since I was
| installing and holding the camera at the same time.
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http://fatpenguinblog.com/?p=798