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I just set up my iphone with the mobile version of wordpress, so hopefully I’ll be able to update the site more frequently.

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Apple iPhone announced

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I am finally rewarded for holding on to my cheap-ass phone since 2003. There’s so much to say about this, I’ll just leave it to the Apple fanboys to do all the talking. Let’s just stand back and admire it. Someone in the office mentioned that there’s no Apple logo, to which a co-worker replied “It don’t need a logo – there ain’t way in hell someone could mistake this for a Nokia or Sony!”. Yep.

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Compiling Asterisk on the PS3. Running a PBX from your Playstation 3.

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This is for anyone who might be interested in using the PS3 game console as a VoIP server, running Asterisk. The console is quite pricy at $599, but as a dual-core, headless server possibly capable of hosting hundreds of free VoIP calls, it’s extremely cheap.

I was able to successfully build Asterisk v1.2.14 on the Sony PS3 running Fedora Core 5 and the Cell Addons for SPU support.

The basic steps are pretty simple and I’ll detail them in another post. If you are anxious to try and build it, just comment out “chan_phone” out of the Makefile and it will compile to the end without error.

This machine needs to share time between Linux and Resistance:Fall of Man, so I hope you understand if I don’t get back to this post soon. I do intend to run a full SIPP load test against this “server” and post my findings. As a point of reference, I’m running another Asterisk box on an Compaq Presario (AMD64 3500/512MB) running TrixBox. The system cost us $599 coincidently, and maxes out at 350 concurrent calls before hitting 100% CPU utilization.

I have no idea how the PS3will perform, since it only has 256MB (but XDR memory is supposedly faster than DDR3) — we’ll find out in a few days. I know this is an apples to oranges comparison, so the only common denominators are the Asterisk source code and the price of the machines.

I can try to do some more useful tests or monitoring if people have some suggestions.

Cheers

Khuong

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The Kit arrived today

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Here it is, after following it for 3.5 years. I’ll try to configure the Wifi networking and install Linux on it this weekend. More later… I’ve got a few games to play first :)

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PS3 available with Linux pre-installed

 

Terra Soft — Linux for PS3, IBM Power, Mercury Cell, and Apple PowerPC.

 

 

Not surprisingly, the PS3 is relatively easy to get now that Sony has quadrupled its output. You’ve probably read all over the net that they plan to make their 1 million unit target for December, which means the PS3 should be 4 times more available than it was in November.

I just received my console in the mail today. I got it from Gamestop (the 6-game bundle with extra controller). I’ll post some more interesting geek stuff with it after I install Linux and do some proper benchmarks.  Keep checking this page for updates.

–Khuong

 

 

 

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Some PS3 camping action across the Silicon Valley.

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