Re: [uCsimm] Using two or mor uCsimms together??

From: Tom Walsh (tom@mytoys.com)
Date: Mon Feb 07 2000 - 18:03:01 EST


Edmund Troche wrote:

> I'm interested in that 486/100Mhz for $100. Where can we get one.
>
> Edmund

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TomW

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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.
>
> Stu
> I missed the discussion last year. Where can I obtain the 486 you describe
> for $100?
> mummy
>
> 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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