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Redmond Helps Hardware Gurus Innovate

While Microsoft Research preps Singularity, the same group has also built a unique system to test out new hardware designs.

On the surface, it seems like a killer PC, one a geeky teenage game freak might own. It's got a boatload of computer and network interfaces and 64 gigs of RAM. But unlike that sick gaming system, Microsoft's BEE3 has a bunch of programmable arrays, so designers can turn it into anything they want without having to build new chips first.

BEE3 is based on work from UC Berkeley (BEE stands for the Berkeley Emulation Engine) and was built with the help of Canadian design company Celestica.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 14, 2008


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