• MorphOS Developer
    Posts: 508 from 2003/4/11
    Hi there,

    I'm gonna answer your question from an angle of reality rather than an angle of Hyperion announcements. Sorry :)

    SMP support in a MorphOS-compatible MorphOS is possible, however it would run so slow and crippled that no one would want to use it. If you don't take my word for it, the AROS guys did some experiments that proved exactly that, which you can go and look up.

    An alternative to SMP support would be to create some Powerup-alike solution, where you can launch tasks on a second (or third, or fourth...) processor. Such tasks would be unable to interact with the operating system, though, and would then require special support in any application that would wish to make use of such functionality. At present time I can only think of two applications where adding such support might be worth the effort: Mplayer and dnetc.

    So, given the amount of effort it'd take to write and debug such a system, its value-to-effort ratio puts it far, far, FAR down the MorphOS todo list. That doesn't mean that it will definitely never happen, just that it is extremely unlikely in the current circumstances.
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