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|Greg the Canuck|
08 Jul 2009 05:14
|Hi Des - |
Yes welcome. I am having similar lateral thoughts as well.
Imagine putting multiple 68050 cores in one FPGA. Now imagine putting multiple FPGAs on a single card. Now scale that up. Wow you have a really cool crunching machine. Blue Gene/ZZ anyone?
08 Jul 2009 10:23
|@greg: well, I am not so shure ;) but I think a fast and complete 68k core might be useful for many projects. Maybe if someone does a investment to bake ASICs, you could reach a speed level like cell. But the next step would be first to make a real 68070 and add not only the legacy 68k instruction set but also some innovations from coldfire like MAC/eMAC and so on. Some more VPUs could be an interesting idea. But first, we need the N050 ;) |
08 Jul 2009 11:19
|Baby steps. ;)|
11 Jul 2009 18:37
|btw, the Jaguar and the not realised Jaguar successor (Jaguar II) had an interesting chipset, consisting more or less on independent RISC Cores... I think the idea of integrated chipsets which formed a system of cooperating processors was not bad.|