particularly with Apple becoming by far the best chip designer on the planet, i really really hope Intel can get back on the horse & design & build good chips again.
i am terrified of Taiwan (specifically, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, TSMC) being the one and only place on the planet where good and pretty good chips get made.
one of the semi-wilder things i found out ChromeOS & it's future is- yes, it's growing Wayland support- but the intent is for the chrome os process to continue to directly use the video card, & become, evidently, it's own Wayland server.
they are trying to split chrome the browser from chrome the os process. ok sure. and chrome the browser will be running as just another Wayland client. cool, neat. this is the "Lacros" effort, & will enable the browser to be maintained, even when the rest of the device isn't, which is huge.
for some reason i'd thought that ChromeOS was trying to rebase, to run atop Wayland. in actuality though, they seem to want to continue running directly against the GPU, via GBM/EGL. they have their own display server Exo/ExoSphere inside the Aura shell that acts as a Wayland display server. but this is implemented "against the metal", current EGL
i don't think there's anything simple like the above. there are some 4x gpu slot motherboards out there, but mostly over $500! yikes!!
i suppose that's not entirely too bad if you're already willing to throw down for 4x ~$200 video cards, but it doesn't seem like it's got to be like this. especially if one is willing to pair down to x4 slots, which i think a lot of manufacturers are going to resist, because it would break the mold on products, give too much away, upset the balance.
also one other small note, a bunch of the mid-grade amd cards (5600 and below) are PCIe4 x8. neat. really don't think even that 16GBps is very necessary/helpful.
so few friends fofofo but again thinking of building a multi-headed gaming box / personal cloud gaming system with a couple more video cards in it. hahaha.
could also just run 4 different games at once, & switch between them. :) aow: planetfall, anno 1800, as far as the eye all look like total time sinks that would be fun to all run at the same time. lol.
i'd need a power supply & some kind of fancy motherboard too. alas. now that pcie 4 is starting to happen, it'd be way cool to see more motherboards with like 4x pcie x4 slots hanging off the cpu, because frankly i my understanding is throughput to the cards is just not that important. back at pcie3 x8 cards, i understand, ran fine. same thing, just more cards. :)
i don't intend to do this. waste of money basically. but it's the kind of tech usage that i want to see, should be doable.
on the one hand i don't seriously think i'll ever go here
but hypothetically, a super kick ass power supply for Power over Ethernet.
is this the very first, the first new age hub? *multiple thunderbolt ports.* this is what usb4 has been pushing us towards! now there are starting to be products. very nice to see ports go from 1 or 2 very special ports, to being widely available. albeit in fairly expensive hubs. :) but still, progress.
sim4 is a game that feels like can never die. there are too many expansion packs. too much is invested.
would be interesting to imagine a sim5 that lets one still use all the content packs/dlc one had bought for sims4?
more typically, i think of the battlefield series. i really enjoyed the battlefield 3 maps. i can imagine a "battlefield eternal", which rolls up previous content, creates an ongoing game.
33% was that all the answers were super soft answers too, pitching rather than informing. useless lo-fi fuller all around.
Early cybernetic lifeform, going beyond re-inventing to make virtualforms we can endlessly settle into.