What you do with a RISC chip with gobs of MIPS? Well you port Linux to it, what else? LinuxDevices.com is reporting that uClinux has been ported to the Blackfin by Metrowerks. Their port is based on the 2.4.6 kernel and contains support for many of the peripherals including the high-speed synchronous serial ports (SPORT).

This is the first port of uClinux to a DSP but not the last, only recently Softier announced that they had completed a port of uClinux to the Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320DM64x line of DSPs.

Further Reading

Anatomy of a Small Open-Source Kernel for DSPs [Linux Journal]