[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.
Joshua D. Boyd
geeks at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 15:10:40 CDT 2001
I don't really know much about FPGAs. Would be interested in learning
more. But, probably won't anytime real soon.
On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, David Michaud wrote:
> "Joshua D. Boyd" wrote:
> > So, anyway. Why hasn't anyone ever made a low cost vector machine. Say
> > one that could be sold for under $5k?
> > We just need a few people with some money to design a chip that works
> > decently with only a 33mhz frontside bus, yet manages to perform at least
> > as fast a P2, and would be safe to put in SMP. I wonder how hard it is to
> > design CPUs...
> What about the Xilinx FPGA reconfigurable supercomputers? Ability to do
> a single function _really_ fast, and reconfigure itself to do something
> else... _really_ fast. Of course, this is scalar, not vector. Not sure
> about the feasibility, but it's certainly an idea.
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