Linux and the 'clssic' computing world

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Sep 28 15:31:54 CDT 2021

On 9/28/21 12:15 PM, ben via cctalk wrote:

> My next computer will be 44 bits, if I ever get the routing timing bugs
> out the FPGA
> prototype card. I can't change the FPGA vender because I can use TTL
> macros like 74181, for TTL bread boarding.
> With the 74181 I can have any width I want, thus I can play with odd sizes.
> More I play with my designs, I come to the conclusion that
> 32 bits is not ample for a general purpose computer.

64 bits is so, 1960s.   How about 128 or 512 bits?  Memory and silicon
are a lot cheaper than they were back in the day.

Why not a variable word length architecture?  They were all the rage in
the 1950s and 60s.


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