[Mesa-users] chromebook compatibility
amberlauer at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 13:17:38 EDT 2019
Many of the new ones are x86 processors, including mine which is a celeron
m3 or something. It's becoming more common.
On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 12:47 PM Bill Paxton <paxton at kitp.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> There may be problems with the exact behavior of the floating point on a
> different processor. This would show up as a the failure of the crlibm
> routines to give consistent results. The installation should pick this up
> and complain if it is in fact an issue. Then you will have to decide if
> getting it working on the new hardware is sufficient compensation for
> turning off the bit-for-bit compatibility. Or a brave soul could attempt
> to modify crlibm to work with the new hardware. Hopefully this won’t be an
> issue, but you should know about it as a possibility.
> On Apr 29, 2019, at 9:39 AM, amber lauer via Mesa-users <
> mesa-users at lists.mesastar.org> wrote:
> Great point. I'm mostly thinking of the Chromebooks that have the Intel
> core i3-5-7 processors. Regardless of architecture, I think the rest are
> too under powered to run MESA. The basic Linux beta subsystem on these new
> tabs would probably be sufficient and compatible for ssh for those that are
> running MESA remotely. Though they probably won't have the capability to
> tunnel X-window. So no pgplot. I know the high end pixel books could be
> dual booted anyway. Not sure about these new ones.
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 11:51 PM Jon Brase <jon.brase at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm not so much an expert on MESA, but from a general computing
>> perspective I have one question for you and one for the rest of the list
>> that should help determine how likely you are to run into trouble.
>> For you: What Chromebook model are you planning on using?
>> For everybody else: MESA specifies that it requires a 64-bit processor,
>> but are there any dependencies on x86 specifically? If there are no
>> intentional dependencies, has MESA been tested on anything other than x86?
>> Some Chromebooks (not all) use ARM processors, which may end up being an
>> issue for Amber if MESA is (by design or because of a bug that hasn't been
>> exposed in testing) not portable across architectures.
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: amber lauer via Mesa-users <mesa-users at lists.mesastar.org>
>> Date: 4/23/2019 14:24 (GMT-06:00)
>> To: MESA List <mesa-users at lists.mesastar.org>
>> Subject: [Mesa-users] chromebook compatibility
>> I know this is a longshot but has anyone tried to get MESA working on the
>> new chromebook beta linux (not clean install)? Most chromebooks are probaly
>> too underpowered to run MESA, but some of the google branded ones are
>> pretty high end.
>> Amber Lauer
>> Postdoctoral Researcher
>> Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab
>> Duke University
>> amber.lauer at tunl.duke.edu <amber.lauer at duke.edu>
> Amber Lauer
> Postdoctoral Researcher
> Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab
> Duke University
> amber.lauer at tunl.duke.edu <amber.lauer at duke.edu>
> mesa-users at lists.mesastar.org
Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab
amber.lauer at tunl.duke.edu <amber.lauer at duke.edu>
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