Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 12:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The fabled Amiga X1000 has been spotted in the wild, in the homeliest of places--Station X, a.k.a Bletchley Park. "The AmigaOne X1000 is a custom dual core PowerPC board with plenty of modern ports and I/O interfaces. It runs AmigaOS 4, and is supported by Hyperion, a partner in the project. The most interesting bit, though, is the use of an 500Mhz XCore co-processor, which the X1000's hardware designer describes as a descendant of the transputer - once the great hope of British silicon." With thanks to Jason McGint, 'Richard' and Pascal Papara for submissions.
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Zifre
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2009-10-04

A multicore solution with 256 or 1024 or 4096 cores, coupled with a language that is automatically parallelizable like Haskell, could be the programmer geek's ultimate dream!

I would love to see general purpose chips get to the point that they can replace GPUs. I was really hoping that Intel's Larrabbee would not fail. Just imagine - a world without graphics drivers (all software rendering)! This would make Linux and other alternative operating systems (such as AmigaOS) much more viable for gaming.

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