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Announcing the 6510^n C64 Cluster Project

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Something new under the sun, my brethren!

Behold the crappy screenshot.

The 6510^n project is about building clusters of Commodore 64 home computers. The machines may be emulated or real. A proof-of-concept open-source implementation in Java is being developed. We welcome contributions of any kind.

Java code actually does something yet. Networking not functional. More soon.

Visit and be infected: http://www.drjava.de/6510n/
added on the 2008-03-13 15:47:28 by jazzman jazzman
call me stupid, but you're actually planning on running java on commodores? or are you making the cluster pc-controlled, ruining the whole point?
added on the 2008-03-13 16:19:02 by skrebbel skrebbel
added on the 2008-03-13 16:23:35 by nystep nystep
a cluster of computers that will probably be less powerful than the computer controlling it?
added on the 2008-03-13 17:01:39 by psonice psonice
hehe. you didn't get it.
added on the 2008-03-13 17:28:20 by jazzman jazzman
C64 cluster demo ftw.
added on the 2008-03-13 20:02:49 by raer raer
Really cool! Keep it going!
And if each C64 has a disk drive, you can double the processing power!

Let's see how many C64 it really takes to boot Windows 95
added on the 2008-03-13 20:09:18 by Joghurt Joghurt
I dare you to implement the OpenGL pipeline out of networked c64s. : D
added on the 2008-03-13 20:48:05 by GbND GbND
it could make a fucking awesome video wall and surround system =)))
added on the 2008-03-13 20:57:54 by earx earx
hehe earx, that's what jumped to my mind when I first read about it. so ..

1) stack up 320x200=64000 C64s
2) get fullscreen 1pixel chunky mode for free !!
3) ...profit, ofcourse!

added on the 2008-03-13 21:06:30 by xyz xyz
New release, made at Breakpoint! Networking is now implemented, not yet with zero latency though.
added on the 2008-03-22 11:27:45 by jazzman jazzman
I don't understand what you mean by "not yet with zero latency".. Are you intending to break the laws of physics?
added on the 2008-03-22 11:34:40 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Ofcourse, a c64 cluster goes beyond the restraints of this universe.
added on the 2008-03-22 11:58:51 by El Topo El Topo
ok, what zero latency really means is less than 1 cycle latency.

if chuck norris builds a c64 cluster, it has three modes: zero latency, negative latency and imaginary latency.
added on the 2008-03-22 15:10:25 by jazzman jazzman
Incoming cool wilddemo? :)
added on the 2008-03-23 13:48:33 by bdk bdk
hmm, for that i'll need someone who can make a decent demo. i am only the emulator guy. who knows, maybe this just happens one day. no hurry (now that bp08 is over).
added on the 2008-03-30 20:08:24 by jazzman jazzman


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