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onlinepromqueen: You finally made a tumblr. I'm impressed.
ive always had it. i just fixedededededed it
"You are right that the processor does feel acient. Our current smarthphones are more powerful. The reasoning for this is three-fold. First of all, the computer was selected about 8 years ago, so we have the latest and greated space certified parts that existed then. Second of all, it was the most rubost and proven space grade processor at that time. Thirdly, in order to make a processor radiation hardened it requires lots of tricks on the silicon that is not conducive to making it fast. Given that, it does not run any GUIs and can just focus on raw programming, and actually gets a lot done. All of the programming is done in C, and our toolchain is very similar to programming on any platform."
Jonny Grinblat aka “Pre-celebration Guy” and Avionics System Engineer for Mars Curiosity Rover responds to a Reddit IAmA question posed by davidhero who asks: “The processor you guys used feels ancient to me. How did you guys program on it? Is it only “CPU-instructions” or was there some higher level programming for it?”
(via the Mars Curiosity Rover IAmA)