Most people think Hyper threading means a single core looks like 2 cores, and all but the latest AROS don’t support more than one core (SMP). However, Apollo lead developer Gunnar Von Boehn, lists other uses for hyperthreading in this forum thead
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Keep an eye out on this.
Trevor Dickenson of A-EON showing off the x5000, A1222 Tabor and ALICE laptops.
According to him, he hopes that the A1222 will be commercially available by Amiwest this year (that means about 4 more months.
So far, they are only carrying the Vampire v2 for the Amiga 500’s but that is probably the biggest market as there were more 500’s sold than the other models. Of course, they soldout very fast on the first batch but don’t be surprised to see more available soon. Target price is about $350USD when I last looked.
Not bad considering this is the fastest Amiga Accelerator (better than a 68060 or even PPC 603/604). And it comes with a special version of the AGA chipset (SuperAGA/SAGA), and a Picasso96 driver so RTG on the lowly 500 running superfast!
Good job Team Apollo, Majasta and AmigaKit!
It appears that there was a fallout between Amiga on the Lake the A-EON/AmigaKit. That means there will be no local supplier for North American Amiga customers that want to get hold of the x5000 and a1222 Tabor boards. We will have to go international. As AmigaKit have been sending their stock of x5000 boards out to other distributors, they don’t have any in stock. I wonder what the problem ended up being?
Here is their statement found on their webpage:
“We have made a decision, concerning both A-EON and AmigaKit. The decision we made is grounded in our experience during the last 8 months in regards to both companies. As a result we have made the choice to no longer support A-EON or AmigaKit in any way, shape or form.
We are still here and “may” be carrying more stuff soon. However no more X5000 or A1222 or, frankly anything produced from either company. AOTL Donations is going on a temporary hold so we can refocus now that we are not supporting A-EON or AmigaKit.”
The Newest North American Amiga hardwere dealer, Amiga By The Lake, has started a very interesting blog and their first article looks at the XENA programmable controller and user expansion port found on all AmigaOne x1000 and x5000 systems.
It can get pretty technical but is worth the read.
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So, the guy that has been Vlogging on YouTube about his open-source 68030 accelerator every week or so just announced his plans to make a 68040 version for the Amiga 500. Wow!
Back in 1998, Amiga Inc was in talks with QNX to use their desktop system as a potential base for the nextgen Amiga. Their web archive page also teased a new system for developers of OS5dev:
Ah, all the glory of tower systems in the late 90’s! Who else remembers these?
You can see their developer’s page archive here:
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