On 08/17/2013 12:02 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
I feel that they were intially mis-marketed. They were
pushed as a
processr for doing parallel processing (which in a sense is true) with
the result that peopel ignored them becuase they didn't need to do
parallel processing. In fact ther wrre a very nice _microcontroller_.
They were almost ideal for high-performance embedded systems -- like
fast data acquistion devices (what I used them for) and the like.
The same could be said for various Dataflow architectures. Fortunately,
they seem to have found a niche in in Internet routing. See, for
example, the Marvell line:
One of those things, like massively parallel architectures that requires
the programming toolset to catch up with the concept.