Nice CPUs (was: Virtual vs Physical memory (was Re: Designing around a 6502 ))

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Date: Wed Feb 12 23:16:06 2003

On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Hans Franke wrote:

> > I like the 186 myself but have to admit that the time for segmented
> > memory has passed, in general purpose computing.
> Well, define general purpose computing. In my eyes this describes real
> computers ... ala IBMish Mainframes, and Segmented memory never had a
> place there. When going for small systems, the 186 is still one of the
> best CPUs to use. Powerfull, fast, simple and high integrated. I don't
> know anything which can't be done in a megabyte of mem.

How about a database record sort on a field with a data length greater
than 1MB?

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Wed Feb 12 2003 - 23:16:06 GMT

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