[linux-audio-dev] Linux DSP Hardware?

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Feb 18 04:57:21 EST 2005


On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 05:00:52PM -0800, jipi wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 
> currently, all signal processing algos are being done in software for 
> Linux Audio.
> are there any hardware accelerated support for audio hardware when doing 
> these sort of algos?

None of the linux audio DSP software will run on DSP hardware as far as I
know. Converting the stuff we write to DSP code is a significant effort,
and just not worth it IMHO. Buy a faster CPU :) Given the price perfomance
of modern x86 chips you probably get more bang for your buck that way
anyway.

c.f. http://www.ardour.org/native.html

- Steve


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