A squeak machine?

Bert Freudenberg bert at impara.de
Fri May 5 13:21:44 UTC 2006

Indeed - is Jecel on this list?

- Bert -

Am 05.05.2006 um 12:54 schrieb David T. Lewis:

> This question was posted on the "beginners" list, but I suspect that
> the inhabitants of vm-dev might be better able to provide an answer.
> Dave
> ----- Forwarded message from Jim Davis <jim.p.davis at gmail.com> -----
> Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 01:20:23 -0700
> From: "Jim Davis" <jim.p.davis at gmail.com>
> To: beginners at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> Subject: [Newbies] A squeak machine?
> Hi,
> I'm just a post silicon test engineer for a company that is  
> developing a
> object oriented medium grain parallel processor on a chip. It's  
> quite a bit
> like a FPGA, but the chip implements ALU state machines and table  
> lookup
> logic. It has multiply / accumulate (dot product) units, datapath  
> muxes and
> lots of memory. The kicker is it's a tagged architecture, with 5  
> bits riding
> shotgun on the 16 bits of data. That's 8 bits of tag and  2 ready  
> bits for a
> real-world 32 bit object.  I've heard talk in the office that a
> harvard/princeton machine demo hack implementation would be nice,  
> but  that
> seems really 1950's .My first thought was to build a FORTH machine,  
> or a
> bunch of forth machines, But Squeak seems really attractive and it  
> goes well
> with the object oriented mindset of the company and the chip.
> So? do you think I should burn a couple hundred hours of my own  
> time trying
> to cook this up?
> BTW: this thing runs at 1 GHz and has 256 alu's,  64 macs,  tons of
> registers and scratch and  2X266 Mhz 40 bit ddr2 dram interfaces  
> with 256
> Mwords of store..
> AKA: Mr Jones.
> Just how do I implement a parallel or massivly pipeline(d) squeak  
> machine?
> ----- End forwarded message -----

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