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Re: PowerPC notebooks

On Tue, Oct 06, 2015 at 02:49:13PM -0300, Breno Leitao wrote:
> It seems a new a new 4-core 64-bits PPC laptop is coming. It will be using a
> Freescale e6500 processor.
> http://www.powerpc-notebook.org/en/
> This processor is based on V2.06 ISA, but it is still not clear for me if only
> PPC64 is supported, or, if ppc64el might run on these machines.

The ABI for ppc64el says it requires V2.07 or higher.

Freescale says the e6500 is V2.06, while wikipedia lists the e6500 in
the V2.07 article as compatible.

I can't find enough details to see if it has the VSX instructions required.

Altivec does not run little endian, but vsx does.

Len Sorensen

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