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GEMINI

Developer: Commodore
Year of development: 1991

Gemini

The Gemini was a multiprocessing board, designed to test and stress the features of the Level 11Buster chip (Rev 8 and beyond). Using the Zorro III bus, the goal was to build a card with two independent mini-Amiga3000's (eg, 68030, 68882, 4MB memory) which would each run a custom copy of Exec. Thus, it was a loosely coupled scheme. However, the single CPU space model was largely respected,. the Gemini could access all Zorro III memory and chip RAM, and of course, each CPU could access the others' memory. The Rev 11 Buster was required, since it has a "client" mode, allowing it to be used as a board controller. Only two boards are known to have been built.

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