"John P . Looney" wrote:
> > 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,
What kind of dice did you roll to get those numbers?
> and a 7.14Mhz 68000. The blitter could only copy &
> manipulate date in block moves (like filling polygons etc.)
The blitter was about as advanced as a 2D graphics device needed to be,
with up to three block sources per operation and a variety of methods of
combining the three. It could also draw patterened lines. All stuff
you'd expect to see in a modern 2D VGA card.
> and the copper could only write to MMIO.
True, but the copper could trigger the blitter to do memory
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