A squeak machine?

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Fri May 5 16:02:20 UTC 2006

Jim, if you have a standard C compiler and ansi libraries you should  
be able to get a basic VM running fairly quickly. As an example, it  
only took a few days to get a vm running on a custom StrongARM  
machine we built at Interval Research some years ago and that  
included a couple of revisions of the firmware to fix bugs.

If you don't have an ansi/C system.... well it might be a bit harder.  
And making use of the unique features of the machine is definitely a  
bunch more work!

If I understand you correctly, you have a 32 bit data word with an  
*extra* 10 bits of tagging?  Except you mention a 40bit memory  
system, so I must have missed something.
> 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..
Sound fun. Does it have a TCM? That would be nice facility.
> Just how do I implement a parallel or massivly pipeline(d) squeak  
> machine?
Good question. I think the answer to that is something along the  
lines of <dr.evil>One *million*euros!</dr.evil>
Or alternatively contact me directly and we might be able to arrange  

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim

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