Stupid bus tricks

From: Brett <>
Date: Mon Feb 2 18:21:24 1998

On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, Max Eskin wrote:
> >It would be a LOT easier to connect them via a null-modem or just use
> >LapLink or something similar (Fast Lynx is my preference).
> >
> > Joe
> >
> >At 11:47 AM 2/2/98 PST, you wrote:
> >>Could I attach two PC motherboards (ISA? PS/2? PCI? EISA? NuBUS?
> >>Others?) together via a ribbon cable by the bus connectors and then
> >>transfer data among them, of course having written the approporiate
> >>drivers?
> For one thing, please answer the question without going into philosophy.
> The other is that I am looking not to transfer files, etc. but for a
> way to have two computers share information a la multiproc. systems.

Ah but to answer the question with out philosophy - NO.
In reality (with philosophy 8-) Yes! It is called networking 8-)

Linux has been used in the Beowolf configuration where (I think)
16?? machines were/are set up for parallel processing. You could
net-research this and find a bunch of stuff.

I have done it using Perl on two machines, one running a 6532 emulator
and the other running a 6502 emulator.

Received on Mon Feb 02 1998 - 18:21:24 GMT

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