[Beowulf] More AMD rumors

Andrew Holway andrew.holway at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 13:46:33 PST 2012


Intel never wanted monopoly.


2012/11/20 mathog <mathog at caltech.edu>

> Should Intel become the sole supplier of x86 chips we can expect
> technological stagnation at ever increasing prices in both the x86
> desktop and laptop markets.  At that point ARM will likely become the
> chip du jour, since there is still competition there, and its use in
> phones, tablets, etc. provides economy of scale.  This will push Apple
> even harder in that direction.  So, somewhat ironically, Intel's finally
> achieving the monopoly in the x86 market that they always wanted may
> coincide with the start of pretty much everybody migrating to another
> processor.
>
> David Mathog
> mathog at caltech.edu
> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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