Google is Testing “Slippy”, An Intel Haswell Processor Based Chromebook

Dear Googler who picked the code name for this Chromebook, this is the funniest Chromebook code name I have ever seen. I like it.

So, I was searching Chromium code along with my morning coffee and I see “Slippy”. and I dig deeper looking for more information.

I feel great when I spot a new Chromebook board that Google is testing. Since I do not have engineering or coding background, I cannot dig deeper like my friend François Beaufort does. But I still find some bits and pieces.

This time, I found out that Slippy will have the next generation Haswell processors from Intel.

chromebook  Google is Testing Slippy, An Intel Haswell  Processor Based Chromebook

Haswell Processors from Intel

Haswell is the codename for a processor microarchitecture under development by Intel’s Oregon team as the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture.[1] Using the 22 nm process,[2] Intel is expected to release CPUs based on this microarchitecture on June 4, 2013, says Wikipedia.

That is not far from Google I/O 2013 right?

Code Bits for the Curious Mind

If you are in to coding and kernel etc, here is some code to read. More here.

if BOARD_GOOGLE_SLIPPY 1
2
config BOARD_SPECIFIC_OPTIONS # dummy 3
» def_bool y 4
» select ARCH_X86 5
» select CPU_INTEL_SOCKET_RPGA989 6
» select NORTHBRIDGE_INTEL_HASWELL 7
» select SOUTHBRIDGE_INTEL_LYNXPOINT 8
» select INTEL_LYNXPOINT_LP 9
» select BOARD_ROMSIZE_KB_8192 10
» select EC_GOOGLE_CHROMEEC 11
» select HAVE_ACPI_TABLES 12
» select HAVE_OPTION_TABLE 13
» select HAVE_ACPI_RESUME 14
» select MMCONF_SUPPORT 15
» select HAVE_SMI_HANDLER 16
» select CHROMEOS 17
» select EXTERNAL_MRC_BLOB 18
» select CACHE_ROM 19
» select MARK_GRAPHICS_MEM_WRCOMB

If you can decode anything from above code, do let me know. And as usual, stay tuned for more, because I am going right back to reading code.

ps: I used the Samsung Chromebook image just to make this article look good on the blog and not because I think Slippy is a Samsung Chromebook.

2 comments… add one

  • Hi,
    as a small contribution to your site, I did a quick check in the code and it looks like that the device will have a keyboard, a SD card slot and two USB3 ports.
    Best regards,
    Theo

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