Did you consider using Qemu for cpu emulation? Running on the Iyonix under Debian, it achieves between 1/7 and 1/16 of the original speed when running the distributed.net client, depending on the used core. This is quite the same ratio which is achieved on a Centrino cpu with 1MB L2 cache, if the emulated ARM client is compared to the native x86 client. It seems that Qemu is not too sensitive to a missing L2 cache. Maybe Qemu could be a good base for running RISC OS on an ARM based machine?
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Prototype affordable Braille display in development A low-cost computer-controlled Braille board has been prototyped by a RISC OS-using university student. Undergraduate Edward Rogers hopes to sell his completed units for as little as 200 quid each to schools and families to allow more blind children to continue learning Braille. And he said he wanted to launch his venture using RISC OS-powered kit before offering a package for other platforms. 10 comments, latest by epokh on 27/6/09 12:49PM. Published: 22 Nov 2008