Intel is finally shipping the 64-bit Itanium
hahn at coffee.psychology.mcmaster.ca
Sun May 27 14:17:05 PDT 2001
> will also always be a kludge. X86 has 20 years of baggage for legacy
> support and also produce enormous amounts of heat as compared to RISC.
that's a nice sentiment. but the only RISC that competes well with ia32
is the Alpha, which has never been known for running cool
(or being cheap, for that matter).
> Low cost RISC clusters will outperform any x86 mass-market OTS clusters.
where are these low-cost RISC components available?
> RISC offers lower cost, smaller footprint, far less heat along with
> higher fixed and floating point performance.
again, sounds great. where's the beef?
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