From: Anders Carlsson (anders.carlsson_at_sfks.se)
Date: 2007-11-06 21:51:48
Marko Mäkelä wrote: > loads 192+2 bytes [..] in 10 to 15 seconds. There also was some burglar alarm in the late 1980's that loaded its software this way. Another approach would be if TFE, RR-net or any other existing network interface had a boot ROM that could be utilized to load clustering software. By the way, is it specified what the cluster will do? I saw that VCF has planned a C64 cluster thrice since 1999, and once it was mentioned to be used as a giant, 48 voice synchronized SID chip. I believe the VIC-20 using a 1540 can automatically load an USR file and thus could be made to auto-boot, just like the C128 of course can. It would be interesting to build a caching VIC-switch which lets 8-16 VIC-20's one by one access one common 1540 to load the cluster software, but I don't know how or if the nodes would communicate with eachother. -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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