I am pretty sure looking at the arc on this thing it is going to require a custom OS. By the time that port is done that $900,000 figure you just threw will look like a deal.If this CPU was x86-64 compatible, and one could install Windows Server 2022 Datacenter, it should cost only $36K in Windows licensing fees, at 16 cores per license, ... x 8! SQL Server Enterprise would run just $879, 872!
I 'd assume all these cores would need to be spread out into an area the size of a piece of bread, or two.... at a minimum...
Where have I heard this before and it ended up falling flat on its face?
From Tachyon's site, it's their native ISA. It's unnamed, so I assume it's unique to Prodigy."The Prodigy chip can also run binaries for x86, ARM, RISC-V, and ISA".
I'm assuming you meant POWER ISA, instead of just Instruction Set Architecture, as that would be redundant.
It uses QEMU for ISA translation so it should be able to run a bunch of operating systems out of the box. Even ones like Windows and Android. On their YouTube they show FreeBSD and Linux. They said they ported FreeBSD to run natively and I assume it's the same for Linux.I am pretty sure looking at the arc on this thing it is going to require a custom OS. By the time that port is done that $900,000 figure you just threw will look like a deal.