Remember the iAPX 432?
Posted Jan 20, 2007 11:03 UTC (Sat) by drag
In reply to: Remember the iAPX 432?
Parent article: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Well you have the 'Open Graphics' project recently got their first prototype board. It's all re-programmable and all that.
They have pictures and specifications at:
Also HP has their new innovations with their FPGA designs were it allows faster speeds and much less waste of die space compared to older FPGA technology...
And you have Sun GPL'ng their cpu design, which is interesting (if currently a bit pointless).
And now you have Sun with their open source JVM.
Now I am a bit ignorant, and I know that there is a huge difference between programming for C vs programming a FPGA or whatnot, but what is the posibility for using a programmable proccessor for running, or at least accelerating, a Java Virtual Machine?
Or maybe a simplified Lisp environment?
Would it be worth it for a certain group of people to have hardware specificly tailored for a paticular software programming language?
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