Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 16:58 UTC
Amiga & AROS Big news from the Amiga world this weekend. That stubborn bunch are holding AmiWest 2011 this weekend, and it's been one heck of an eventful little, uh, event. Not only will the AmigaOne X1000 start shipping by year's end, Hyperion also announced something many in the Amiga world have been waiting for for a long time: an Amiga laptop. Update: Steven Solie, AmigaOS' team lead, also held a presentation about the past, present, and future of AmigaOS. The team is working on some pretty interesting stuff - protected address space, multicore support, USB3, new printing subsystem, and much more.
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RE: Exciting news...
by SamuraiCrow on Tue 25th Oct 2011 17:11 UTC in reply to "Exciting news..."
SamuraiCrow
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2005-11-19

The Xena chip is just a dual-core multithreaded XCore embedded controller. It will be able to do most of the things that a hardware-interrupt would do without the pipeline stalling. It may also be used by the audio mixer or something like that for ultimately the same purpose. It is a good idea but not worth what AEon is asking for it.

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RE[2]: Exciting news...
by zima on Fri 28th Oct 2011 09:35 in reply to "RE: Exciting news..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

It seems like the envisioned usages make it, mostly, a stream (co)processor of sorts?

In such case... this "Amiga" has also another one - and however old R700 already is, it's almost certainly significantly faster, on average, at stream processing tasks.

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