#540 MNT Reform

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opened 1 month ago by specing · 7 comments

This exists: A supposedly free and open source modular computing platform (resembling a laptop): https://mntmn.com/reform/

We do not have it documented yet.

This exists: A supposedly free and open source modular computing platform (resembling a laptop): https://mntmn.com/reform/ We do not have it documented yet.
Swift Geek commented 1 month ago
Collaborator

And no builds for it as well - would need to wait for uboot (as in hwninit not payload) in libreboot, just like all librecmc targets

And no builds for it as well - would need to wait for uboot (as in hwninit not payload) in libreboot, just like all librecmc targets
zapper commented 1 month ago

Hey, Fedja Beader, any plans to use Risc-V processors in your laptop for the future? just wondering...

Hey, Fedja Beader, any plans to use Risc-V processors in your laptop for the future? just wondering...
Fedja Beader commented 1 month ago
Poster

That is not my laptop && current RISC-V processors are unsuitable for anything more demanding than e-book use.

That is not my laptop && current RISC-V processors are unsuitable for anything more demanding than e-book use.
zapper commented 1 month ago

Oh you aren't the creator of this project? okay...

PS, Risc-V will someday be far better than what you just said, give it some time. :)

Maybe a year or so?

Oh you aren't the creator of this project? okay... PS, Risc-V will someday be far better than what you just said, give it some time. :) Maybe a year or so?
Fedja Beader commented 1 month ago
Poster

I would give it at least a decade before they reach core2duo, if ever.

I would give it at least a decade before they reach core2duo, if ever.
zapper commented 1 month ago

Technology has improved in speeding up though a lot, I really doubt it will take more than a few years, besides, don't be pesimistic.

I am sure they will do twice that in two years for that reason and others. Also, no firmware blobs should also make it faster. ;)

Technology has improved in speeding up though a lot, I really doubt it will take more than a few years, besides, don't be pesimistic. I am sure they will do twice that in two years for that reason and others. Also, no firmware blobs should also make it faster. ;)
Fedja Beader commented 1 month ago
Poster

All RISC-V is lacking for that is money and copyleft. Oh and more money.

A TSMC 28nm prototyping run is around 10000 usd per square milimeter for ~100 chips. Who will invest for that if the finished design after many prototypes can be submitted for fabbing by anyone?

All RISC-V is lacking for that is money and copyleft. Oh and more money. A TSMC 28nm prototyping run is around 10000 usd per square milimeter for ~100 chips. Who will invest for that if the finished design after many prototypes can be submitted for fabbing by anyone?
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