Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2793 from 2006/3/21
From: Northern Calif...
The biggest restrictions in MorphOS are not the hardware. It is the design of any Amiga-like OS and the necessary legacy compatibility.
A shared memory address space means no way to move to 64 bit memory range to beat that 2GB barrier, even with bank switching. No way to use multiple cores. No way to use virtual memory properly. No way to use "memory protection".
The ideal CPU target, then, would have a single core but a high clock rate. They don't really make those any more.
If you took the time to read my original post, you would realize that this is a discussion about CPU architecture choice for the future MorphOS NG, or MorphOS4.x, or what ever you want to call it, which will have SMP and Memory Protection, not our current single CPU/Core MorphOS3.11 without memory protection.
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.