Performance Series Part 2 -- Why is PJIT Slow?

In the last part of the series we put PJIT up against the state-of-the-art 68000 emulator for ARM that used the traditional interpreter style of emulation, Cyclone 68000, and found PJIT to be rather compelling. But one cannot ignore the raw performance of a true JIT.

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Getting PJIT Up and Running

Just a small update; we've been working hard at getting the core of PJIT ready to boot up before receiving our first batch of boards. Getting the AM3358 up and running without the benefit of JTAG has been … interesting. To date we have:

  • working clock reconfiguration
  • set up of all the caches and mmu
  • a timer by which we can measure performance
  • our first runs of PJIT with the BogoMIPS test
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Production Update and Happy St Patrick's Day

Ooh it's been a busy month! But we have our first boards in ready to get all populated. We did have one small snafu with the wrong footprint for our Flash memory that might put us a little behind schedule, but nothing world-ending. Despite this, I think this looks really good for our first, officialy production boards.

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The "Amiganess" of Buffee

There seems to be a bit of confusion with Buffee and perhaps that's my fault. My father's favourite saying is, "a word to the wise should suffice" and to me, that always meant be terse and to the point and people should figure it out. I've mastered the art of being terse to the point of sometimes not saying much at all – so I'll say it here, loud and clear – the Buffee supports everything your Amiga can do right now.

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