Computer inside computer

Discussion in 'Off Topic International' started by Ziomek, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Ziomek

    Ziomek Well-Known Member

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    Ever wanted to be inside a computer? now here is your chance

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGkkyKZVzug

    Minecraft is a game about building things that runs on your computer. One man is building a working computer inside the game that runs on his computer.

    TheInternetFTW is well on his way to creating a gigantic working 16-bit computer inside the confines of the popular sandbox game Minecraft. In this video he demonstrates a city-sized, fully-functional arithmetic logic unit, or ALU. The ALU is one of the fundamental building blocks of a central processing unit (CPU), responsible for performing arithmetic and logical operations.

    Now that the ALU is complete, the creator plans to continue building the rest of the computer, starting with the memory. Once it's done he hopes to make the computer will run code based on the "Hack" machine described in the book The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles.

    He is building a working computer inside a computer game using a textbook as his guide.
     
  2. mumble

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    It's kind of like a Ki-27 inside a Li-2. :p
     
  3. looseleaf

    looseleaf Well-Known Member

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    Interesting.

    Reminds me of those guys (that guy?) that "built" a fully functioning PDP-8 inside a xylinx chip.

    turned-out to be just as slow as the original too !
    :D