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Sun Apr 3 10:59:14 CEST 2011
John Nagle <nagle at animats.com> writes:
> The Forth chips were cute, and got more done with fewer gates than
> almost anything else. But that didn't matter for long.
> Willow Garage has a custom Forth chip they use in their Ethernet
> cameras, but it's really a FPGA.
You can order 144-core Forth chips right now,
They are asynchronous cores running at around 700 mhz, so you get an
astounding amount of raw compute power per watt and per dollar. But for
me at least, it's not that easy to figure out applications where their
weird architecture fits well.
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