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From: Jonathan Day (imipak_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-12 00:43:54


I'll try the MIPS (aka MIPS32) solution - hey, it
can't kill anything. There are some subtle
differences, but most MIPS64 boards'll run MIPS32 code
(I think in a similar way to the way AMD's 64-bit
chips also run 32-bit code).

However, for anyone planning a "native" MIPS64
solution, I've found a few technical documents that
seem to cover the material wanted:

The basic MIPS64 (and MIPS32) specification,
instruction set, et al, can be found at:

http://www.mips.com/content/Documentation/MIPSDocumentation/ProcessorCores/doclibrary

Free registration is required to download the manuals.

The Broadcom manual specifically for the SB1 chip and
the boards Broadcom uses them in can be found at:

http://sibyte.broadcom.com/public/resources/

Although I can't see this being overly useful for
OpenMPI, the SB1 also implements HyperTransport.

http://www.hypertransport.org/tech/tech_specs.cfm

It might be useful if someone was writing some really
exotic stuff, though, and I've found it's almost
impossible to have too many manuals.

        
                
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