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ChrisH 
Re: MAP == A-Eon.com? Part 2
Posted on 4-Jan-2010 20:15:21
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So, did anyone notice that the picture for the little "X" letters (on 5.html) is called "xs.png"?

And what are XCore's model numbers? Some examples are XS1-G4 & XS1-L1. Which all happen to begin with "XS"...

And the XCore is made by XMOS, whose logo uses the same yellow/black colour theme as the X letter that keeps appearing on a-eon.com .

Each XCore device has one or more cores (up to four), each of which can run up to 8 real time tasks (according to wikipedia). And how many tasks did the hidden.png file show? Why 8! (We now know that png image was accidentally revealed one day too early. So it should have appeared around the same time as we got more hints about X. So it's plausible that those 8 tasks were running on X, rather than the CPU.)

That's an awful lot of coincidences to explain away, so I think Xena is in fact an XCore chip, as some have suggested.

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com? Part 2
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Does somebody think about X being part of ParallaX ?
They do the propeller processor that might be it don't you think?

http://www.parallax.com/propeller/

or how about that : http://www.greenarraychips.com/home/products/index.html

The company was called SeaForth before...

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@ChrisH

hmm... You might be on to something there

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com? Part 2
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It would be great to get this thing out to the scene and get some impressive tech demos running.

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com? Part 2
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@sundown Quote:
The MOS ppl are not happy, oh well...

Well, if some short-sighted trolls thought that MOS had the upper-hand on hardware, I guess they might be miffed at finding their second-hand Apple kit overshadowed by a brand-new custom-designed motherboard. (Previous argument was that the Apple kit were "top end" PPC systems. Now it looks like they're going to be "mid range" - although nothing wrong with that of course).

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@ChrisH

maybe xs stnds only for "X small" ?

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com? Part 2
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Tomorrow, please come soon

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@Tuxedo
I thought a more plausible excuse was that it stood for "lots of Xs", since that image did get reused quite a lot. But as I said, there are quite a few coincidences to explain away...

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@ChrisH
Some certain person(s) in blue camp has also spammed official mozilla/firefox forums whining about how timberwolf aint open source enough and wanting mozilla to take action..

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Same place, same time

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http://only.amiga.free.fr
French AMIGA Community

WTB: i'm looking for a "HYPERION/XENON/XENA/XOUT/ZOUT/PPC/8CORE/XORRO"

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Cravan 
Re: MAP == A-Eon.com? Part 2
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@ChrisH

lots of coincidences, but how do you explain:

A new incarnation of a parallel, once thought lost.
A Lazarus snatched, to join the ride.

Seems like it some updated technology of sorts. Does that somehow relate to XMOS?

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@Cravan

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Seems like it some updated technology of sorts. Does that somehow relate to XMOS?


Yes. The people behind XMOS did the Transputer back in the early 90s.

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com? Part 2
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BTW, did anyone work out what that black Xilinx chip is in the top of the board? Is it a low-end FPGA used for glue logic (seems unlikely), or is it a higher-end FPGA that has some bigger purpose?

And whats that "green" chip (small black chip on a green pcb) to the left of the Xilinx chip? (Was that the southbridge being mentioned?)

Presumably the XCore (or whatever) Xena chip under "Not yet?" is directly connected to the adjacent mysterious Xorro slot (which is in-line with an extra single lane PCI-e slot).

I find the inclusion of a Compact Flash slot on the motherboard a bit strange, but it does hint this mobo is aimed at some embedded use(s).

I have nothing particularly intelligent to add about the missing/hidden CPU under "But almost", but it does seem strange there are 4 "screw holes" around it. Maybe used for heatsink fan? Although would a 20 Watt CPU need a fan? (Assuming the 20 Watts are for the CPU & not X/Xena/XCore/etc).

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Let's start with custom chips. Amiga lead the way, everyone else followed. Got a graphics card? Custom chips are standard now. Amiga hardware used to be special, did things other computers couldn't.

That's why also stands for etraordinary, because that time is coming again. Nemo's 'custom chip' takes the idea a little further.

=> "This new custom chip takes the idea of the original Amiga chipset a little further." Can this XCore chip work as a "Copper of 2010" ? (And the Xorro slot is the new "clockport"/geek port.) (Nemo is the whole motherboard itself.)

Quote:
A new incarnation of a parallel, once thought lost.

68k and Copper worked in parallel.

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com? Part 2
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I think MAP may be Multipurpose Amiga Project considering the X. What do you think?

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TheDaddy 
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Posted on 4-Jan-2010 20:52:14
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I just find the moaning weird...

People forget the the production scale here, x86 machines produced in the millions hence low cost and this sometimes gives you a low quality product, new Amigas (SAM or other) produced in the thousands, hence expensive...

Ooops X for expensive? ONLY joking!

I am not a red or blue, I am interested in the Amiga's good and this sounds good to me.

So...I am purple.



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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com? Part 2
Posted on 4-Jan-2010 20:52:26
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Hehe.. I'm reading the Hobbit again these days and passed that part just yesterday, so that was easy (but useless)

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Posted on 4-Jan-2010 20:53:12
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@Ancalimon

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Multipurpose Amiga Project


Like that.


Multimedia is so 1990:es, Multipurpose is 2010

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tomazkid 
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@thread


BTW!

please leave the past blue-red-green-orange-yellow-purple-any colour differences of opinion out of this thread, ok?

Create side threads for that.

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KimmoK 
Re: MAP == A-Eon.com? Part 2
Posted on 4-Jan-2010 20:56:17
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@ChrisH

" (Was that the southbridge being mentioned?)"

I think: yes.

Then the xilinx chip would be used to connect to the Xcores containing xena thingy.


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I've not yet decoded the yellow and black meaning of the weird X.

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now I go to learn 83290...

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xorro must contain geekport kind of stuff...

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