Re: Music/Transhumanist art

Eugene Leitl (
Sat, 14 Dec 1996 13:41:08 +0100 (MET)

On Sat, 14 Dec 1996, max m wrote:

> James Rogers wrote:
> >
> > Sigh...The good old days...
> yeah to right you are. :)
> > Yes and no. What operating system are you going to use on the SMP system?
> i don't really care... :) something will come along. I waited 10 years

Linux now supports SMP. Not perfect yet, but it will. (At least it
should, if one uses its usual dynamics for an estimate).

Nevertheless: SMP is a very poor kind of parallelism. As very often, PCs
ontogeny is recapitulating the philogeny of supercomputers. Any bets, when
we will see non-SMP parallelism on an average desktop machine? (it can be
a component of a subsystem).

I say 5-7 years. Your estimates?

> for something like the first Fairlight to come along at an affordable
> price. I can probably wait 10 more years ;)