On Sun, 06 February 2000, Stu wrote:
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> Subject: RE: [uCsimm] Using two or mor uCsimms together??
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> > Hi
> > 1a) Is it possible to use two ore more uCsimms together in a device??
> > should be something like a Multiprozessor system and/or cluster???
> > What would be necessary to lokk at, if grouping and/or
> > clustering would
> > be
> > possible???
> No reason why not, but plenty of reasons why you'd want to use a 386 or
> something similar instead (i.e. twice as fast and 1/10th as expensive).
> > 1b) If 1a) is possible would this be supported ba uClinux or
> > would one have to
> > do some
> > coding to support the multiprozessors/clusters???
> I'm pretty sure they removed multiprocessor support to make the kernel tree
> smaller. Why would you want to cluster them to begin with?
> > 2) is the uCsimm package double ore single sided??
> > means are the chips mounte on one side of the simm or on both ??
> All the *chips* are on one side, but there are a couple SMDs on the back.
> Seriously, if you need a cluster, the uCsimm is about the least economical
> way to build one. Think about it. A uCsimm costs nearly $200. You can get a
> 486/100 that will run about 20 times faster (the chip, motherboard, memory,
> etc.) for about $100. And that 486 has the ability to offer memory
> protection and native floating point math. Believe me, we had this argument
> on the list about half a year ago.
I missed the discussion last year. Where can I obtain the 486 you describe for $100?
Building a uCsimm cluster might be a cute
> science experiment but it would be extremely impractical, both in terms of
> horsepower and money.
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