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Re: [Fwd: starship-design: HIGHLY OPTIMIZED TOLERANCE]
> Since the CPU chip used in the first PC's, was one of the many parallel
> processing chips of the early super computers. All CPU chips today still
> contain the lead input/output pins for connecting in series or parallel with
> other chips. <-- cut -->
> To get the larger capability it was common to first connect four together and
> then cover with epoxy into one larger chip. As faster speed could be obtained
> by reducing the "wire" or circuit length new bigger integrated circuts(IC's)
> with the same internal circuity were fashioned reusing the same schematic
I always thought memory is the limiting factor, not CPU'S.
I like the idea 1 process per cpu, 50 jobs 50 cpu's.
> To build a new computer one need not spend great amounts on new schematics or
> tooling to create new integrated circuits. Most hobbyist and experimenters
> combine IC's by using the mentioned pin connectors to obtain the needed
> functions to get first to market.
Some marketing is rather sleazy, the best computer is the one that fits
not what marketing thinks,
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We borrow it from our children."
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