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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:54 pm    Post subject: Not a problem but a question none the less (PS3) Reply with quote

So I got gentoo all installed on my PS3 and got mostly everything working. So I opened up gnome to make it all pretty and I was looking at the cpu usage to see how things were running. According to gnome there are three processors...eh? It doesn't know what the third one is (assuming thats the spu's) but it says #1 & #2 are powerpc supporting altivec. I thought the cell had only one powerpc core. Could someone explain this to me (a guy who has only worked with x86)?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The PPU is reflected by the kernel as two processors, multi-core like. And yes, it has altivec.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!
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