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    Maybe one day...

    ...we can have our DAWs and all samplers/plugins in one powerful system.

    I mean the the SunFire E25k server scales up to 72 processors with 144 threads and up to 576 GB memory, and can have up to 72 integrated, high-bandwidth PCI slots. If the software was written for this system, it could theortically do it today. Imagine being able to load up 72 plugins - each having their own processor dedicated to them. And then having over 100x the ram available today to run your samples from!

    Sure, I know a system like this costs a million bucks, and this is all just a completely unrealistic daydream. Then again, I remember upgrading my original pc memory from 64k to 128k for 400$ - now I can get a gig stick for under $50 (Order of magnitude = 1600 x 8 = 12800 times! - divide a million by that and it's not so much ). So just maybe... one day in the distant or not too distant future?

    *POOF* - - - regaining consciousness...

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    Are you Daniel Moy?
    Bela D Media | www.BelaDMedia.com

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    Re: Maybe one day...

    In my opinion we have sufficient technology right now. The problem is that computers aren't designed for sample libraries and so on. They are designed as a one-size-fits-all device. You could make purpose-built hardware with incredible amounts of ram, multiple processors, and a dedicated glitch-free OS, but the investment would far outweigh the return you would get (think of the demand and hence sell price of a hardware synth vs. a computer that everyone in the world buys), so we're stuck with the bog standard PC for now.

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    Re: Maybe one day...

    Hmm....
    Audio configured CRAY would be nice......





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    Re: Maybe one day...



    Audio enhanced Linux inside, running GPOA...

    WOW!!!
    -Dani-

  6. #6

    Re: Maybe one day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hermitage59
    Audio configured CRAY would be nice......
    IIRC, it was Seymour who designed the first generation (E10000) of that big Sun box...

  7. #7

    Re: Maybe one day...

    Quote Originally Posted by damoy
    ...we can have our DAWs and all samplers/plugins in one powerful system.

    I mean the the SunFire E25k server scales up to 72 processors with 144 threads and up to 576 GB memory, and can have up to 72 integrated, high-bandwidth PCI slots. If the software was written for this system, it could theortically do it today. Imagine being able to load up 72 plugins - each having their own processor dedicated to them. And then having over 100x the ram available today to run your samples from!

    Sure, I know a system like this costs a million bucks, and this is all just a completely unrealistic daydream. Then again, I remember upgrading my original pc memory from 64k to 128k for 400$ - now I can get a gig stick for under $50 (Order of magnitude = 1600 x 8 = 12800 times! - divide a million by that and it's not so much ). So just maybe... one day in the distant or not too distant future?

    *POOF* - - - regaining consciousness...
    However Vista may get us a comparatively long way towards all that. Imagine how many sample libraries you could fit into 128GB memory...!

    D

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    Re: Maybe one day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daryl
    However Vista may get us a comparatively long way towards all that. Imagine how many sample libraries you could fit into 128GB memory...!
    D
    I hope Vista actually gets rid of the ram cap, and hardware capable of housing that much memory becomes normal, and software starts to take advantage of it.

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    Re: Maybe one day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bela D Media
    Are you Daniel Moy?
    Yes, it's me Frank

  10. #10

    Re: Maybe one day...

    Quote Originally Posted by ZareOne
    Audio enhanced Linux inside, running GPOA...

    WOW!!!
    Nah... My Mac has more horsepower than that thing...

    But it sure would make a great stage prop!

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