[rescue] SS5 mobo

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Mar 2 14:31:47 CST 2004

On Mar 2, 2004, at 3:21 PM, Janet L. Campbell wrote:
>>    That's the processor.  It's either soldered or socketed depending 
>> on
>> when the board was made, but is not "upgradeable" in the SS10/SS20
>> sense.  The Mbus in an SS5 is "virtual" and doesn't come out to a
>> physical socket.
> There is no Mbus in the SS5.  The memory architecture is completely
> different and designed around low latency rather than high throughput.
> The microSparc CPU package itself incorporated most of the same glue 
> that
> went into the Mbus interface chips, which is why it can be used with 
> very
> few support chips.

   I must be misremembering the internal architecture of the SS5 then, 
and if that's the case, I stand corrected.  Does the operating system 
not "see" an Mbus from its perspective on an SS5?  (I don't have one 
handy at the moment)


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
Cape Coral, FL                   feels a little better."     -Ed

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