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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.

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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.

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  • Theo

    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

    • http://chromestory.com Dinsan Francis

      Thanks :)