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Microsoft boffins: Who needs Intel CPUs when you've got FPGAs?

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I've been following Ken Shirriff's blog as he helps to get an old Xerox Alto up and working. One of the (many!) things that impressed me with this machine, was that you could add new instruction codes to the CPU on the fly.

Sounds a bit like an early FPGA to me.

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