Right swamp as you say, interesting vaporware…although on that link there sure seems to be a lot of hoopla, so we shall see what this apparent ‘concept’ brings in the future.
Well Larry, I’m still not even sure what this think is. It either has to be an intended specially designed hardware to make the ‘good stuff’ happen without the CPU/Ram limitations, or it has to be an intended purpose built run of the mill super computer networked cluster, with the limitations that exist on that. The 1st will need a LOT of cooperation from hardware & software companies. the 2nd, still a lot but at least uses existing technology.
With computers of the future, there had been a conversation some time ago here about a concept of designing it so that it would be able to install and utilize as much CPU & ram you wish (modular-like)…either larger capacity components (CPU & Ram) or multiples of them could be ‘added’ to your system. This way, at least everything would be designed once, rather than designing lesser capability & more capability hardware. A pipe dream yes.
Peak, I can only assume VST System Link (VSL) is still available within the current Cubase versions, but just not talked about much anymore, and hasn’t been developed any further. What I’m unclear about is if audio over Ethernet is analog or digital (?) or can be either (?) but since s/pdif digital audio can actually be ran through ordinary RCA audio cables, I’d think digital audio could be ran through Ethernet too.
Since VSL was specifically designed to be used through digital I/O’s and cables for it’s data as well as audio…
I wonder if it’s possible to run VSL through an existing application that already allows you to run your audio through your Ethernet (assuming that it’s digital audio capable) and Cubase/VSL seeing the Ethernet as just another I/O available? If not, I don’t see why Steinberg couldn’t make this possible within the VSL application as further development.
Unless… if you’re just talking about Steinberg, turning VSL into Vienna Ensemble Pro application