[Newbies] A squeak machine?
tblanchard at mac.com
Fri May 5 15:20:11 UTC 2006
There's another list where the squeak vm developers hang out. Try
asking over on vm-dev at discuss.squeakfoundation.org
Your project sounds seriously cool!
On May 5, 2006, at 1:20 AM, Jim Davis wrote:
> 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
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