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Joe Woodbury wrote:
They are aware that Intel and AMD have already done this, right?
Or just about anyone

... Or am I missing something essential here? System designers have used cores of varying ISAs since the day when the term "spooling" was invented: A separate subsystem for controlling a printer while the main CPU continued on other tasks ("Syncronous Peripheral Output On Line" = spool) - that was in the 1950s. The IBM 360 series had "channel processors" controlling interactive terminals to the point of running complete text editors without disturbing the main CPU, in the mid 1960s. The first vaxen emulated PDP-11 ISA in microcode, but later models utilized the LSI-11 in the DecWriter console terminal to execute PDP-11 code segments (unplug the console, and the CPU lost its ability to run PDP-11 code).

You could view a DMA chip (or module on a complex chip) as a simple CPU with it simple ISA. Any CUDA graphics card is a CPU with a not-so-simple ISA. Any physical disk with a cache has its own processor with its own ISA. ... And so on. Haven't we done this for generations?

This "platform" may be an attempt to create a "Strangler Jeans - One Size Fits All" kind of omnibus system where all sorts of cores with all sorts of ISAs can be interconnected over a single bus. You plug in your core into the bus that's for everyone. Isn't that a cornerstone in the PowerPC architecture?

You see the same thing in the ARM architecture, except that they have realized that you need at least two or three sizes (i.e. buses) to fit all needs.

These guys probably have some new twist that I don't understand because I am not a hardware expert. But seen from the outside, it is difficult to see the revolutionary aspect.
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