Message from discussion Your next supercomputer! Just $99 for 16 ARM cores on a chip.
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From: "Elizabeth D. Rather" <erat...@forth.com>
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Subject: Re: Your next supercomputer! Just $99 for 16 ARM cores on a chip.
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On 10/10/12 2:54 PM, rickman wrote:
> On 10/9/2012 11:00 PM, Elizabeth D. Rather wrote:
>> On 10/9/12 10:06 AM, rickman wrote:
>>> How much functionality is in the eval copies of Forth Inc embedded
>>> Forths? Would I be able to develop a product with it? I haven't dug
>>> into that lately, but I don't recall that it was practical to do any
>>> development work with the eval version.
>> Target programs are limited in size. Functionality is at the level of
>> the "pro" version (all capabilities). All source is provided for the
>> target kernel and library functions, along with at least one complete
>> example program. Try one!
> What is the size limit?
It depends on the target. Basically, enough for a "typical" kernel
(kernels are entirely configurable) plus a demo application provided
with the system. However, you can't save an object image.
What you *can* do is write a small application and test it.
>>> As to cost, Forth may be similar in cost to other code development
>>> tools, but in this context it is a superfluous expense since the other
>>> tools already exist in the company. At least that is how managers view
>> So, the next opportunity would be when you're addressing a new target
>> for which you don't have a compiler :-)
> I don't work for one of these large companies anymore. The next
> opportunity is the next time I get paying work. In the mean time I will
> take a look at the eval copies. I seem to recall the target eval
> systems are somewhat limited the last time I looked, but that has been a
> while so I'll do a refresh.
There's a feature comparison chart here:
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