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Why Hardware Emulation's OS is Like a Computer System

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realjjj   9/20/2017 5:13:17 PM
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It's interesting as, in a world where all our computers are AR/MR/VR glasses, everything will be a simulation. Let's call it a Reality Emulation OS.

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spike_johan   9/20/2017 4:01:16 PM
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If I remember correctly, 'anything that can be done in software can be done in hardware, but faster.'

Software emulation makes perfect sense to me because writing code, and translating from one instruction set to another is relatively inexpensive compared to burning something into silicon.

So, maybe I misread the article. I suppose it could make sense to peform certain tasks by cobbling together EPROMS or whatnot.

But I still fail to see what the problem is, not to mention what the commerical angle is here.

PS - I just re-read this article for the third time and it appears the term hardware emulation is being used to mean just emulation in gereral.

Confusing...

And emulation (like modeling) is nothing new so I still fail to see what the point of this post was all about.

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Nanette Collins   9/18/2017 4:13:11 PM
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One of Lauro's longtime readers pointed out that Virtual Machine Works was founded in 1993, not the late '90s as the blog post notes, and acquired by IKOS Systems in 1996, not 1998. He should know, he worked with Charley Selvidge years ago, followed his career and noted "Charley remains the quickest engineer I have ever worked with." Lauro agrees and thanked him for setting the record straight!


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