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Re: Accessing > 256MB RAM on O2
On Wed, 11 Mar 2009, John Klos wrote:
Is there any sense in providing a slightly more MI interface for
this? I'm thinking about some of the other ports which have
some fast RAM and some much slower like atari and amiga, and
maybe even x86 boxes used as servers which sometimes end up
with large RAM (512M) video cards... :)
Actually... continuing on the 'not entirely practical' route...
You can pick up 256MB PCI graphics cards for under ?30 nowdays.
Given how expensive RAM is for some (non x86) systems, it could
almost be worth it to use them as fast swap... (I *said* it was
'not entirely practical' :)
I agree wholeheartedly. The 16 megs of "fast memory" on the motherboard of an
Amiga 4000 would definitely fit into this category, and since a one gigabyte,
16 lane PCIe card is less than $100 USD, I could see this go beyond "not
entirely practical" to an excellent, high performance swap space.
Now... which company is building PCIe expansion boards for the Amiga? (ha ha
Well, if you stick to *PCI* rather than PCIe, EURO 120 for the
4 slot Prometheus board, and then the challenge would be to
drive four 256M PCI graphics cards...
(Class A drugs optional :)
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