Multiplatform Low Cost XO-2 With LLVM

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Multiplatform Low Cost XO-2 With LLVM

Postby dumb1 » Fri May 16, 2008 10:09 am

What if the next generation XO-2 is based on Multiplatform Linux Kernel for LLVM?
LLVM is an open source project supported by Apple Inc.

Using this kernel, many countries can create their own version of OLPC laptop using low cost components made and designed by local companies.
The local government will agree to use XO-2 because the computer is designed and manufactured by local companies.

Example: Marvel ARM/Xscale All-in-one System-on-chip from Indonesia/Singapore/Malaysia.
Godson CPU from China. OpenRISC or SPARC LEON from India etc.

Also the display should be flexible/detachable using new Displayport standard on the hinges.
There will be low cost black and white e-ink display as text book replacement for certain countries.
The XO-2 version without any display can be used as projector, as cluster/infiniband for server.

The motherboard will be designed as flexible, multi purpose with FPGA and can be mass manufactured for other applications.
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Re: Multiplatform Low Cost XO-2 With LLVM

Postby dumb1 » Fri May 16, 2008 2:20 pm

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Gen2_CPU_Ideas

Other possible flexible design: modular Input/Output interface and network/modem unit.

With wireless USB module, OLPC XO2 can use detachable keyboard or pointing device. This enable keyboard customization for specific country and language.

With external PCI express module, OLPC XO2 can be converted into data storage server with additional hard disk and case.

Using network/modem module, OLPC XO2 can be customized according to available Internet connection on each country:
Dial up or ADSL or GPRS (wireless) or PowerLine or WiMax or something else.

With Power Over Ethernet (POE+) modules, OLPC XO-2 can be turned into low power terminal for computer lab in the school.
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