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  • Loongson 3A1000/3A2000/3A3000 Processor Support For GCC

    Phoronix: Loongson 3A1000/3A2000/3A3000 Processor Support For GCC

    A compiler engineer working for Loongson Technology Co is looking to land a number of improvements to these newer MIPS64 processors into the mainline GCC code-base...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...000-3A3000-GCC

  • #2
    Somebody heard of any of those things in the wild, outside China?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
      Somebody heard of any of those things in the wild, outside China?
      Not those models, but Stallman used a PC that featured a processor from that maker.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Laser View Post

        Not those models, but Stallman used a PC that featured a processor from that maker.
        Why? Because it's open source? What processor?

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        • #5
          He used a Lemote Yeeloong notebook with Loongson 2 processor.
          But that was a long while ago, nowadays I think he uses a Thinkpad with libreboot.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
            Somebody heard of any of those things in the wild, outside China?
            They are not sold outside of China.

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            • #7
              So when does Phoronix get a review sample?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
                They are not sold outside of China.
                So then how did Stallman get a hold of one?

                I did quite a bit of browsing on the Lemote site using Google Translate. It appears that they produce many different Loongson products, from motherboards in all form factors to laptops, desktops, and rack-mounted servers. Unfortunately there isn't just a web store where you can buy these things, and they don't quote prices on the web. You have to contact the company for a quote. I have no idea if they'll sell/ship outside of China, but if you're really serious about buying something I suppose it couldn't hurt to ask.

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                • #9
                  Aliexpress seems to have three loongson boards listed.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
                    They are not sold outside of China.
                    Originally posted by strtj View Post
                    So then how did Stallman get a hold of one?
                    During its day, there were distributors outside China. In Europe for example, the Yeelong netbooks were sold by Tekmote Electronics (now defunct) and KD85.
                    Also Mandriva Gdium with Loongson 2 was sold worldwide I think.




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