I am frustrated to say the least.
It's no fun any more and that is the only reason I'm here
The original Z80 in the late 70's and early 80's rose to having 64KB of mostly RAM with some EPROM. It was a microprocessor. The P2 can clearly be considered a single chip microprocessor with 8x 32-bit cores and 512KB of Hub RAM and 200+MHz.
Back then, we had assemblers, linkers, and various compilers which all ran on that little Z80 with either a pair of 360KB-1.2MB floppies or if we were lucky a floppy and a 5MB HDD.
Lucky me - a Microsoft Z80 card in an Apple /// plus a Corvus? 5MB HDD where I designed/developed our own Z8 card running SDLC to an IBM mainframe and emulating an IBM 3270 Controller and 3274 Terminal, all on a n Apple //e or ///. We sold this to Apple USA in the early 80's. It certainly was not a toy.
Where is the P2 headed??? It can replace the whole microcomputers of the late 70's and early 80's. The tools of course don't exist for the P2 to do this, and any suggestion about this brings down the rath of those who cannot see this as a possible viable situation, except perhaps Chip.
But when I ask for the @@@ operator so we can determine the precise hub location for code, I get answers like this from Chip
I think the supposition that @@@ is needed might stem from some misunderstaning or even ignorance of what @ does. Minimal conveyance of @ values is required if you understand what's going on and plan things out a little.
Clearly, Chip does not believe there will be large programs run on the P2 as it is pretty much a given that tables of addresses, jump tables, and hub calls from cog, will need to know the precise location in hub. It WAS REQUIRED
in P1 to do the sort of things the P2 is more suited to doing.
And for Roy,
It WAS ADDED
to homespun and
bst, if not originally, then very soon afterwards, as my other post showed.
It WAS INDEED REQUIRED
. All the experienced forumistas of the time agreed. There were no alternatives.
Anyway, where is P2 headed???
I am obviously mistaken that it could host a nice development system as well as doing some real work.