A problem faced increasingly by retrocomputer enthusiasts everywhere is the supply of chips.
To say Tesla is merely interested in machine learning is an understatement. The electric car maker built an in-house supercomputer named Dojo, optimized for training its machine learning models.
This is the homepage for the home-built computers web-ring. The ring is open to any computer project featuring a home-built CPU. That CPU may emulate a commercial design, but it cannot be just an off-the-shelf chip.
We will admit it: mostly when we see a homebrew CPU design on an FPGA, it is a simple design that wouldn’t raise any eyebrows in the 1970s or 1980s. Not so with [Henry Wong’s] design, though. His x86-like design does superscalar out-of-order execution, just like big commercial modern CPUs.