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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:25 pm

Heater wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Wait up a minute.

Our OP was asking about two CPU's.

That is "Central Processing Units". As far as I know.

The keyword here for me is "central".

Clearly there can only be one "central" thing. If there were more than one it would not be central anymore now would it.

Which is likely why we talk about "cores" now a days.
I liked OCP (Order Code Processor) from ICL mainframe days - to distinguish them from all the other processors.
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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:32 pm

I like MCP.

For those who remember Tron.
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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:53 pm

jamesh wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:32 pm
I like MCP.
Yeah.

I don't think we are allowed to use the M word in computing anymore.

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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:58 pm

jamesh wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:32 pm
I like MCP.

For those who remember Tron.
I'm kind of fond of the way things were designated in the CDC 6000 series... CP and PP. For central processor (60-bit words) and peripheral processors (18-bit words). The OS actually ran on PP0 leaving the CP to do nothing but run user programs. The other PPs (up to 7 of them) were for handling I/O.

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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:59 pm

Heater wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:53 pm
jamesh wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:32 pm
I like MCP.
Yeah.

I don't think we are allowed to use the M word in computing anymore.

https://insights.dice.com/2020/06/16/de ... rminology/
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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:25 pm

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Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Slave -> Worker
I hope you know that the term "Robot", which got into English through Karel Capek's play "R.U.R" (Rossum's Universal Robots) means "Worker." So for computers, using your terms, "slave" should become "robot".

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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:33 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:25 pm
UbuntuWizard wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Slave -> Worker
I hope you know that the term "Robot", which got into English through Karel Capek's play "R.U.R" (Rossum's Universal Robots) means "Worker." So for computers, using your terms, "slave" should become "robot".
People might confuse "robot" with actual machinery / robotics, which is why I would choose "Worker" instead, but I still see your point
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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:20 pm

What about servant.
It can mean the same as slave, but isn't likely to cause any issues with terminology nazis and as a bonus retains the S.
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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:33 pm

Imperf3kt wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:20 pm
What about servant.
It can mean the same as slave, but isn't likely to cause any issues with terminology nazis and as a bonus retains the S.
In the US, while all reasonably well educated people (such as there are...) could be expected to know that the Nazis used slave labor, the association is much more with the antebellum South of our own history.

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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:09 pm

skyler0x wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:27 pm
Hi everyone. I was wondering how much the Raspberry pi 4 would cost theoretically, if it had two of the same CPUs?
It would cost an ARM and a leg.
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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:32 pm

davidcoton wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:09 pm
skyler0x wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:27 pm
Hi everyone. I was wondering how much the Raspberry pi 4 would cost theoretically, if it had two of the same CPUs?
It would cost an ARM and a leg.
If a whole second SoC was added, that would be 4 ARMs and a leg.

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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:43 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:32 pm
davidcoton wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:09 pm
skyler0x wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:27 pm
Hi everyone. I was wondering how much the Raspberry pi 4 would cost theoretically, if it had two of the same CPUs?
It would cost an ARM and a leg.
If a whole second SoC was added, that would be 4 ARMs and a leg.
Is that in any way similar to Four Weddings and a Funeral?
Would the cost of even four royal weddings be enough to pay for the new board's development?
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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:36 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:25 pm
UbuntuWizard wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Slave -> Worker
I hope you know that the term "Robot", which got into English through Karel Capek's play "R.U.R" (Rossum's Universal Robots) means "Worker." So for computers, using your terms, "slave" should become "robot".

How about's:
Slave => Sap

Or:
Master => Sap
Slave => Sucker

:?

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Re: Q: How much would a Raspberry pi 4 costed with two CPUs

Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:02 pm

Puffergas wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:36 pm
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:25 pm
UbuntuWizard wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Slave -> Worker
I hope you know that the term "Robot", which got into English through Karel Capek's play "R.U.R" (Rossum's Universal Robots) means "Worker." So for computers, using your terms, "slave" should become "robot".

How about's:
Slave => Sap

Or:
Master => Sap
Slave => Sucker

:?
That's starting to make it political...

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