[Libre-soc-dev] maybe get ryzen 7950x for faster compilation and avx512

Timothy Pearson tpearson at raptorengineering.com
Mon Sep 26 17:24:03 BST 2022

Why would you want to use non-free hardware (AMD PSP, a "ring -3" closed source signed binary) to work on a libre chip?  More importantly, why would libre-soc want to use its resources to purchase this type of non-free hardware for its developers?

At that price range, fully owner-controlled POWER9 hardware comes into play...just a thought. ;)

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Libre-Soc General Development" <libre-soc-dev at lists.libre-soc.org>
> To: "Libre-Soc General Development" <libre-soc-dev at lists.libre-soc.org>
> Cc: "Jacob Lifshay" <programmerjake at gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, September 26, 2022 11:14:02 AM
> Subject: [Libre-soc-dev] maybe get ryzen 7950x for faster compilation and avx512

> the ryzen 7950x reviews went up today, it looks quite good, compilation 2x
> faster than the 3900x i currently have.
> I was wondering if libre-soc wanted to help me upgrade (libre-soc doesn't
> have to pay for all of it), there's budget available in
> https://bugs.libre-soc.org/show_bug.cgi?id=774
> it has avx512 support which would be useful to test against.
> I would use my old hardware to upgrade the build server -- that should be a
> massive improvement, around 2x, probably more if upgrading to a nvme ssd.
> I would need the 7950x, an am5 motherboard, ddr5 ram, and a new cpu cooler.
> it would also be nice to get a nvme ssd for use with the build server. I'm
> guessing it'll cost around $1500-2000 for all of that.
> Jacob
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