Posts: 1879 from 2003/2/24
I wonder how many of the MorphOS Dev. Team members are looking at that Power9 board and wishing that they could port MorphOS to it, but do so with a break from our traditional Amiga compatible version of MorphOS, so they could run on all 16 cores (more if/when a 2nd CPU is installed). Certainly, a port to this ultimate PPC desktop system would be faster and easier than porting to the x64 architecture, and possibly it could be a good step toward an eventual transition to x64, while providing a huge performance increase, and allowing the Dev. Team to concentrate on less things at one time, than trying to practically start over from scratch, with the current proposed port to x64 architecture.
If that was/is the plan (64Bit/SMP non compatible PPC-MorphOS as a step towards x64) it would make much more sense to just use the G5 quad.
No real big difference (in terms of OS development) wether you have 4 or 16 cores, and with the quad you'd have a starting point with 32Bit MorphOS either already working or only needing some minor tweaks.
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