Modules If arm assembler is the heart of the computer in physical terms, then modules are the heart of RISC OS.
The fact that it used to stand for Advanced RISC Machines is now relegated to the ' History ' section of a corporate backgrounder.
First off, some people see the future of RISC os as an embedded OS.
The other propriety CPU, the 26.6 Mhz "Jerry", contained a 32-bit RISC Digital Signal Processor, in addition to units responsible for 16-bit stereo sound, joystick control, wavelength synthesis, and other functions.
John Carmack, author of Doom, said that if Atari "offered a dynamic cache on the RISC processors and had a tiny bit of buffering on the blitter, it could have put a reasonable fight against Sony."