On Fri, Mar 16, 2001 at 01:39:59PM -0000, Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin) mentioned:
> Which begs the question ...
> Is there such a thing as Assymetric Multi Processing, using multiple
> *different* processors on a box ...
Yes. Amiga's have always done it. The had a 500khz "Blitter" processor, a
500Mhz "copper" chip, and a 7.14Mhz 68000. The blitter could only copy &
manipulate date in block moves (like filling polygons etc.) and the copper
could only write to MMIO.
Later on, you could buy a PowerPC chip on a card, and have it run your
applications (compiled for PowerPC) while your OS ran on the 680x0 chip.
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