Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 10:38 UTC
Amiga & AROS People, this is an interesting thing to follow first-hand. Hyperion, the company behind AmigaOS4, has been talking about its "Most Ambitious Project" for a while now, but on December 31, they started teasing the Amiga community like crazy. They opened a site called a-eon.com, which is most likely about the MAP.
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x86
by fx__ on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 12:39 UTC
fx__
Member since:
2006-03-31

I'm hoping for x86/x64.

But I guess I'm hoping for too much. The Amiga-community seems to be to stubborn to drop PowerPC.

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RE: x86
by mlankton on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 13:31 in reply to "x86"
mlankton Member since:
2009-06-11

Hyperion has all but come out and said that it won't be x86. They have stuck to their guns over PPC as viable platform. If it is a port to a new architecture, it will be ARM.

It's new hardware, but there is more to it than just a new motherboard design. We'll just have to keep piecing their hints together until it becomes apparent.

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RE: x86
by baryluk on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 21:39 in reply to "x86"
baryluk Member since:
2010-01-02

I think it will be SMP support (drastic change to system).

They can use Power7.
In fact justdots.jpg move me to this conclusion.

But who knows what the costs will be. Well Power7 have gigantic performance, but it could marginalize even more this system.

As I read somewhere IBM is already producing Power7 chips. I also think that Sony can use Power7 in PlayStation4.

Edited 2010-01-02 21:50 UTC

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RE[2]: x86
by baryluk on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 22:04 in reply to "RE: x86"
baryluk Member since:
2010-01-02

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Ha, crypto. It looks like base64.


What is X, if not a letNer,
Perhaps an Omen, or even better?


Also guru meditation involves hex coded NEMO, anagram of OMEN. Btw. guru meditation is CPU trap. ;) I think Power7 theory can be true.

There is also a moment in animation which end, and shows "OM \n EN A \n EON". A-EON, and again OM-EN.

Another anagam?

M-ONE
EMON

Edited 2010-01-02 22:22 UTC

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RE[2]: x86
by Mike.K. on Tue 5th Jan 2010 04:47 in reply to "RE: x86"
Mike.K. Member since:
2010-01-04

Sony is indicating that they may switch to Intel (I'm not sure if that includes AMD) from Cell / PPC. The argument is that most coders work in x86, so there lies most of the talent. Cell is also supposed to be PPC-ish, but properly exploiting the SPE's take some talent. (Regular PPC ported code will just run on the main CPU. The SETI @Home port I saw did this, and was rather slow.) What I don't understand about this argument is, the PS1 and PS2 were Mips, the Game Cube and Wii were / are PPC (I think the cube Gecko was G3, and the Wii is low end G5), and the old XBox used an Intel Celeron, but XBox Pro uses three G5 cores. So, if all the game design talent for consoles is in x86, well, the XBox Pro, entire PS line, and everything Nintendo must really suck... Can't see how they survived. Another argument is hardware cost and availability.

I doubt the PS4 will use Power7 chips. They are huge, and as I understand it, hot. They are designed for supercomputers and high end servers, where industrial cooling is expected. Now, they might re-cast a core that is scaled down using 45 or 32nm transistors, but I can't see IBM making a specialty core that is primarily used only in a gaming console... oh... wait....

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