[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Gil Young rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 14:27:46 CDT 2001

CPU design is not as mysterious as you think, go to any college with a 
halfway decent Comp Sci/Engineering department and usually at Masters level 
and above, that stuff is part of a yearly project they do.  At UCF they 
designed and submitted one for production each year while I was 
there.  Mostly research stuff, one design kicked around was a CPU whose 
logic held three states instead of two, and its potential for applications 
in AI.  I never worked on that project but I know it was there.

Wish I could afford to go back to college, so many projects, so little 


At 02:35 PM 6/13/01 -0400, you wrote:
>On June 13, 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?
>   G4.
>   Though, nice as it is, it's hardly in the same league.  Vectors are
>WAY too short to be useful in a supercomputer context.
> > 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...
>   Eventually, I plan to do exactly that.
>         -Dave McGuire
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Gil Young
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