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    Linux and graphics boot in under a second with swiftBoot

    http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Art...r-a-second.htm
    Quote Originally Posted by ElectronicsWeekly
    Linux and graphics boot in under a second

    Steve Bush
    Monday 22 November 2010 16:13

    Renesas and MPC Data have demonstrated a Linux kernel and graphical application booting in less than one second.

    The hardware is Renesas' 32bit SH7724, the firm's latest SuperH processor, which is based on its SH4A core, operating at 500MHz where it delivers 900Dmips and 3.5Gflops.

    "Slow boot times are often unacceptable, particularly in consumer and automotive products where users expect almost immediate access to functionality," said MPC business manager Jonathan Short.

    MPC offers a range of 'swiftBoot' services aimed at cutting Linux boot times on a variety of processors.

    The Renesas processor has hardware video processing and graphics acceleration allowing up to 720p video at 30fps, and an integrated LCD control unit.
    http://www.swiftboot.com/swiftBoot/Home.html
    Quote Originally Posted by swiftBoot




    MPC Data are leading experts in embedded system boot time enhancement. With our range of swiftBoot engineering services we have the solution for your device.

    Supporting Linux® and uClinux on ARM®, SuperHTM, MIPS® & Blackfin® based silicon MPC Data offers a range of services that will be able to dramatically decrease the boot time of your embedded Linux device.

    Slow boot times are often unacceptable, particularly in consumer products where users expect almost immediate access to functionality.

    The extended functionality that we have come to expect from embedded devices often calls for fully functional operating systems such as Linux. Unfortunately, such operating systems come with an additional boot time overhead.

    With our advanced analysis techniques and experience in Linux tuning, boot times can be reduced in some cases to less than a second.




    Renesas MS7724 Ecovec
    SoC: Renesas SH7724
    Core: sh4a
    Freq: 500Mhz
    Demo: QT application with integrated camera monitor
    Boot Time: ~1 seconds



    TI OMAP3530EVM
    SoC: TI OMAP3530
    Core: Cortex a-8
    Freq: 500Mhz
    Demo: Camera application with integrated camera monitor and photo browsing mode.
    Boot Time: 0.97 seconds
    More here: http://www.mpc-data.co.uk/about-us-p...eases/#news291

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    Cool, but utterly useless since it's not something that is ever going to be publicly available. They're charging a crapton of money for that service.
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