Phoronix IRC Log: 2008-10-14
devout: Anyone used the GA-P31-DS3L running as a server with debian?
maligor: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/230097/has-nvidia-problem-hit-hp-desktops.html I guess Inq was right
michaellarabel: Wow, a Voodoo 3 on PTS http://global.phoronix-test-suite.com/index.php?k=profile&u=sz-386-26685-515
rski: how about dual voodoo 2's
maligor: michaellarabel, voodoo 5 5500 would be cooler :P
Deanjo: waits for the apple store to calm down before ordering a new macbook
Deanjo: Gotta see the new 24" Cinema display in person before I order one
GNU\colossus: I don't buy anything apple, apart from their stock.
Deanjo: Your loss :P
maligor: more like, his win
Milyardo: Apple stock ftw
maligor: but I completely understand, you were brainwashed when you worked there as a slave
Deanjo: $899 is pretty damn cheap for a 24" LCD back lit monitor
maligor: are there front lit monitors?
maligor: eInk maybe
Deanjo: No most other monitors are cold cathode lit
maligor: depends on what panel tech they use on it
Milyardo: DLPs are kinda front lit
Deanjo: Panel tech has no bearing on the backlite maligor
maligor: yes, but I meant the price
maligor: $899 would be expensive for a 24" TN
maligor: very expensive infact
Deanjo: They are not TN's
maligor: I've never seen official specs
maligor: that mentioned panel type that is
Deanjo: I've got the service manual already for them, replacement panels are S-IPS
maligor: if they only sold them at the same price here
Deanjo: Where is here?
Deanjo: No idea what the EU pricing is
maligor: 899 usd is 650 eur
Deanjo: You probably going to see it around the 999 price there (what ever that is in Euro's)
maligor: or 999 eur
Deanjo: I doubt that high
Deanjo: But even if that was the case it still makes it one of the most affordable LED/S-IPS displays around
maligor: I just don't like apple's tactics
maligor: and not having any money to buy cool s-ips panels :P
maligor: spent all extra on a new camera body
maligor: and a new lens
maligor: and some other stuff
Milyardo: I needz to port VMWare Tools to open BSD, me wonders if someone is already working on this
Deanjo: Well the new macbook is the most appealing to me to continue on with OS X development. It's the cheapest solution for Grand Central and openCL development
maligor: Grand Central?
Deanjo: parallel-programming by Apple that aims to have the OS take full advantage of multi-core CPUs and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs
maligor: sounds like abstract concepts that are cool in theory but fall to pieces on implementation :P
maligor: OpenCL is something I'd quite like tho
maligor: weird, wikipedia on OpenCL says it has AMD's backing instead of CTM, but AMD has CAL/Brook now, not CTM, maybe old info?
Deanjo: CTM development is abandoned. ATI announced that they were going openCL
maligor: you mean Brook/CAL?
maligor: actually I guess they could just build their opencl ontop of CAL
Deanjo: That would be pretty redundant
maligor: yeah, it would add a extra language layer
Deanjo: The GPGPU solutions ATI are concentrating on now are openCL and DX11
Deanjo: There was a official announcement made a few months back by ATI about it
maligor: how's nvidia?
Deanjo: They are part of the openCL crew as well
maligor: would be nice if there was a one language, compile all for gpu
maligor: tried writing one chuck of brook+ code a while back, the brook compiler compiled it into a 1MB header full of hex values :P
maligor: and running it hardlocked the system
Deanjo: Ya, all major competitors are backing openCL (with of course the exception of MS)
Deanjo: I am surprised that MS isn't bringing back audio acceleration back into DX with DX11.
Deanjo: Oh well, flipside is that openAL got a much needed boost in attention by them not doing so
Roberth1: whats the typical dpi for a monitor?
Roberth1: how do I create an custom edid file for my tv?