[RC5] Porting to Atari?

Martin (format) format at mindless.com
Sat Mar 21 17:11:04 EST 1998


This sort of goes along with the dedicated hardware project, some rough
calculations:
At 80 mhz, I assume 48 hours for 1 block. (this is an 8 bit processor, the Scenix)
$4 per chip, 48*4 $200, might work..

Greg Wooledge wrote:

> Jim C. Nasby (nasby at enteract.com) wrote:
>
> > If you want to try compiling the core for Atari, go ahead, but unless you have
> > a network of a couple thousand of them, you won't be seeing a port because
> > frankly, it's just not worth the effort (you're looking at maybe 1 28 bit
> > block per day).
>
> Heh, dream on!  My 386 takes just under 12 hours to do a 28-bit block.
> I recall that someone on the #rc5 channel (which is now #distributed)
> had a Mac Plus (68000-based machine) that took about 3 days for a 28-bit
> block.  The Atari ST is slightly faster than the Mac Plus, so you should
> be able to crank out 28-bit blocks a little faster than the Mac Plus.
> The Atari 8-bit will probably need a couple weeks per 28-bit block,
> at least.
>
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