Open Source Laptops ?
"Open Hardware - SUN opens up UltraSPARC processors
Open Source (wiki) | Innovation (wiki) - urs @ 18:12:38
Just recently I played with the open hardware idea when blogging about the $100 laptop. Now, SUN has opened up their UltraSPARC T1 processor design [1,2]. Of course, it is a long way from Verilog to the final chip. But at least for Universities it is an intersting opportunity.
At the Ingenieurschule Biel we used to work with Verilog and VHDL  and then implemented alorightms and microprocessor cores etc. in FPGA chips, as it has e.g. been done for the the so called 'Gecko' project . Verilog and FPGA are quite perfect for rapid prototyping and therefore of interest for research and development industries.
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