ReactOS as the open-source project striving for binary compatibility with Windows applications/drivers is still working away in 2022 on symmetric multi-processing (SMP) support.
Proper SMP/multi-core support is obviously critical for today’s hardware or even anything in the past roughly two decades… It’s also been a pain point for ReactOS, but fortunately the situation is improving.
We’re still looking at very early code that’s not even merged yet, but once it has – this would be a massive leap forward for the project.
Terrific article, stuff like this should be taught to kids, instead we teach them wordpress.
At university we would solve stuff like lunar landing simulations on similar DEC systems, it was all the rage in the 1970s, staring longingly into the abyss as the system spat out the results of our calculations in a deafening daisy wheel symphony. Less than a decade after the might of NASA had solved those problems with slide rules and a phalanx of mathematicians, one engineer could sit at a terminal and come up with a valid result in an afternoon. Then in a decade further, I was hacking the PC-4 (PB-100) and doing the same simulations on a gadget I could stuff in my pocket, just to prove to myself I could!
Now on a $10 STM / ARM Dev board kids can emulate both and publish a website showing the world the results.