Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2007 14:00 UTC
Amiga & AROS The Amiga world is an interesting one to follow. As an outsider, it is almost impossible to fully understand all the processes at work over there. The various companies, the individuals, the developers, The Three Men And A Cow who own an AmigaOne - they are not making it any easier. The past few weeks have seen quite a few news items regarding the Amiga platform. Did they help in creating a clearer picture of where the Amiga stands?
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A new Amiga must be a Quantum Leap for computers.
by axilmar on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 11:31 UTC in reply to "RIP Amiga"
axilmar
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2006-03-20

Just like the old Amiga was a quantum leap for computers, the new Amiga must be a Quantum Leap as well.

What does it mean to make a quantum leap these days? In my opinion:

1) high parallelism in hardware. The Old Amiga introduced custom chips for specific tasks, then PCs followed with custom hardware. The new Amiga should do away with custom chips and shall offer a highly programmable array of thousands of small cores capable of functioning in parallel.

2) highly advanced software development. The new parallel hardware needs a programming language which solves the problems of thread synchronization (deadlocks, priority of inversion etc), and of resource management (memory leaks, buffer overruns etc).

3) a distributed collaborative environment out of the box. All that it should be needed is to hook the computer to the network...then it should be able to communicate and digitally collaborate with any one on the planet with the same ease as using the mouse to draw a shape.

4) an abstraction over the information storage. The original Amiga had an advanced file system much like VMS...in today's environment, information is the most important property for many, so information must flow between humans and computers. The new Amiga environment should make sharing information many times easier than what it is today.

Of course it would take a potentially big team of great minds to do all the above. Still, that's what would make a new computing platform jaw dropping as the Amiga was back then...

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Downix Member since:
2007-08-21

In theory you're discussing CELL, but not quite either.

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