Possible XO Graphics Optimization Technique

Erik Blankinship erikb at mediamods.com
Fri Apr 1 12:07:26 EDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 11:02 AM, Samuel Greenfeld <greenfeld at laptop.org>wrote:

> Hello all:
> As many of you are aware, work is being done to improve the graphics
> performance of various XO laptop platforms.
> So in an attempt to improve things further, I looked into optimizing the
> data Sugar sends to the video subsystem itself.
> I think I have made some improvements, and put up some samples of my Sugar
> interface work at http://www.greenfeld.org/1April2011/ .  Feedback is
> welcome.
> But while I have drastically reduced the amount of bandwidth required to
> display the Sugar interface, I fear I have significantly increased the
> amount of power required for optimal rendering.
Yes, power consumption has been one of our greatest concerns as the pixel to
semicolon bump causes some serious strain.

The XO tablet's gpu will probably handle this going forward.

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