A-Eon AmigaOne X1000
Posted Apr 8, 2011 10:41 UTC (Fri) by jwmittag
Parent article: The New Commodore 64, Updated With Its Old Exterior (New York Times)
I dont get it. What about this is a C64? Its just a PC!
Now, the A-Eon AmigaOne X1000, thats a different story. This is the first system since the Amiga 4000 that actually deserves the name Amiga.
First and foremost: it actually runs AmigaOS. And it has a very interesting architecture, just like its grandfather, the Amiga 1000 from which it very consciously borrows its name.
The most exciting piece is probably the Xena coprocessor. It is a customizable coprocessor intended as an evolution of the custom coprocessors of the original Amigas. Its actually an XMOS XCore XS1-L1, which is in some sense a successor to the Transputer. (XMOS was founded by, among others, a guy from Oxford Semiconductors, a guy from ARM and the chief architect of Inmos who designed both the Transputer and the Occam programming language.)
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