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MIPS on OpenBSD, Brian Callahan
2013-04-03 @ 18:45 EDT (22:45 UTC) - Suspenders Bar and Restaurant +

Everyone knows the BSDs provide a stable, feature-rich Operating System for the big name and "in the news" CPUs. What you may not know is that you can expect an equally excellent experience on the lesser-known CPUs.

This talk will provide an in-depth look at the Loongson CPU, a mips64el CPU, on OpenBSD. We'll explore its history on OpenBSD and its support for third-party software through OpenBSD's excellent ports system. We'll examine the unique challenges that come with ports and packages on lesser-used CPUs. Finally, we'll discuss the future of MIPS support, including embedded MIPS.

Brian is a graduate student at Monmouth University studying Anthropology. He is an OpenBSD developer, working primarily on mips64el (Loongson) ports.