Re: C64 cluster

From: Jim Brain (
Date: 2007-11-07 03:39:01

Anders Carlsson wrote:
> Marko Mäkelä wrote:
>> loads 192+2 bytes [..] in 10 to 15 seconds.
> 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.
No, I noticed (while searching) that Sellam has been promising the 
cluster for some time (I saw a 2003 iteration of it as well), but no 
concrete details.  I had the idea of using all the monitors to play some 
game that showed on an 8 by 8 grid of screens, though that was just a 
dream for me, as I do not possess enough coding skills to pull that off.

The sound option is cool as well (even in smaller numbers, like a 4 
machine cluster, you'd have 12 voices and 4MHz or so of processing power 
at your command), but the only other thing I could think of was a true 
multi-line BBS strapped to the Internet.

But then, I'm good at thinking of the raw materials, and others are 
better at thinking of ways to use them.


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