Re: Debian on Xilinx FPGA's
On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 10:17:23AM +0200, xavier grave wrote:
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> Spenser Gilliland a écrit :
> > Hi,
> > My name is Spenser Gilliland. I am an Electrical and Computer Engineer at
> > Baylor. I spent quite a bit of time over the past few months putting Debian
> > on a cluster of FPGAs. It was quite an adventure with several pitfalls. In
> > order to reduce the complexity, I have started collecting information at the
> > http://wiki.debian.org/FPGA wiki page. I see FPGA's as a possible future
> > direction for all embedded systems, and having good documentation for
> > installing and using Linux/Debian on these devices would increase the
> > relevance of Debian in the future.
> > The next step after documentation is experimenting with some really
> > interesting concepts like Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration, creating
> > co-processors or implementing entirely new processors. FPGA's are the most
> > flexible electrical device in history and I believe they are the gateway to
> > the next wave of computing advances.
> > I wanted to see who is interested in this kind of work and try to create a
> > good community around FGPA's and Debian I choose this list because the
> > FPGAs I am using utilizes a PowerPC processor but if this program gets of
> > the ground it may be resonable to create a new mailing list. Let me know if
> > you are working on this or want to work with me or have any suggestions
> > about other list I should send this too.
> > Thanks,
> > Spenser Gilliland
> In our lab we also use linux on Virtex but not a Debian (busybox for the
> moment), thanks for your documentation effort.
> I'm really interested to get more informations when you have some.
I'm also interested. I have a project which will probably use a Suzaku:
although it seems that I will have to learn japanese first...