Re: COMP: A DPA of VPU's to replace CPU's?
Sat, 23 Aug 1997 14:13:03 -0400 (EDT)

Carl Feynman <> wrote:

> >Has it been done before?
> Yes. You have described the Connection Machine, models CM-1 and CM-2,
> manufactured by the Thinking Machines Corporation of Cambridge
> from 1984 to 1990, and designed by yours truly and some other people. Also
> the MasPar NCube and the Meiko Computing Surface, and a bunch of others,
> built during the same period. They sold adequately, but mostly to the
> military-industrial complex, so when the cold war ended, so did the sales.

Thanks, I don't want to be doing things that have already been done. I was
thinking of selling to banks, with multiple layers of redundancy and backup
it might be able to save some of those billions of dollars that get lost
every year (for a percentage, of course ;-). Now where did I put that
drawing board?

--Wax, who's going to think of something original, one of these days.