New details of AmigaOS 4.1: Multi-core support continues to be a top priority

While the community wishlist for quality of life improvements in AmigaOS is quite lengthy, one especially longstanding one has been Multi-core support. Achieving this will require substantial efforts by the ExecSG team, Trevor Dickinson announced that multi-core support continues to be a top priority and the team made significant strides with the first implementation targeted for the X5000 with the X1000 and A1222 to follow. The next update of AmigaOS 4.1 will feature accelerated SPE copy routines for the A1222 and a brand new DMA engine API for the X5000 and A1222. There have also been many general bug fixes as the team is working for the release of the next update of AmigaOS 4.1 by Hyperion. The AmigaOne X1000, X5000 and A1222 are PowerPC based personal computers intended as a high-end platform for AmigaOS 4.x. The PowerPC computers are made by A-Eon Technology in partnership with Hyperion Entertainment. The AmigaOne X1000 was launched in 2012 with a 64-bit dual-core PowerPC CPU at 1.8 GHZ. The AmigaOne X5000/20 was released in October 2016, designed around Freescale’s P5 64-bit dual-core PowerPC CPU at 2.0 GHz. The upcoming A1222 features a Freescale P1022 32-bit dual-core PowerPC CPU at 1.2GHz.

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