FPGA VAX update
bv at norbionics.com
Fri Nov 4 06:56:06 CST 2005
On Wed, 02 Nov 2005 18:33:11 +0100, woodelf <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:
> Bjørn Vermo wrote:
>> Apple comes to mind. You can pick up a G4 really cheap these days.
>> Whether you want to run BSD (OS X) or Linux is a matter of taste.
>> IBM have some PPc development systems (Walnut if I recall right) which
>> can run both Linux and QNX, but I have no idea how to get one or what
>> they sell for.
> I guess nobody even considers building a computer from scratch. :(
I have not done that after Intel announced the 4004, although it would be
By scratch I assume you mean designing the CPU, not using an existing
In this case I had the impression that the idea was to actually get
something done, and a custom design seems a rather inefficient way to
accomplish it. In any case, you would obviously have to port the OS as
well, so it would not be "a computer which runs UNIX" as I understand it -
until after the port was made.
If I were to make a new computer design, I would in any case want to
develop it together with a new operating system. UNIX has led to commodity
systems at the cost of interesting design in my opinion.
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