[RC5] AMD X86-64 port

Scott Dodson sdodson at eagle4.cc.gasou.edu
Fri Apr 25 18:54:42 EDT 2003


One of the core guys (Acidblood) is raving about the new chip.  I'm
pretty sure he thinks it's the best thing since sliced bread.  So
there's definitely interest internally.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Huang" <khym at azeotrope.org>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [RC5] AMD X86-64 port


> On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 03:06:09PM -0500, Dean Morrell wrote:
> > Does anyone have one of these yet?  I should think porting would
require
> > the chip.
>
> Simulators have been available for quite some time...
> <http://www.x86-64.org/downloads>. For example, the NetBSD operating
> system was ported to x86-64 back in mid 2001, without any access to
> the chip. If a whole OS can be ported, I'm sure an RC5 client can be
> made too :)
>
> Of course, hardware _is_ available now, so if you can get access to
> the real thing, it'd certainly be nicer.

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