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Re: x86-64 port of debian/linux

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 12:29, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 05:54:04PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > IA64 is Intel's unsuccessful attempt to devise a new type of CPU.
> ? Do you have a crystal ball?
> Admittedly it seems to be taking its time. Only about four years late so
> far.

It was supposed to have become widely popular by now.  It was supposed to be 
delivering much greater performance than it does.

If you compare Intel's aims as announced 5 years ago with the current reality 
they it seems quite unsuccessful.

Being 4 years late (16 "web years") seems rather unsuccessful to me.

Also IA64 although started many years before IA32-64 is no closer to full use 
in the market.  Until you can get white-box machines containing a CPU it 
really doesn't matter that much to the world.  IA32-64 is probably closer to 
arriving on the main-stream market than IA64.

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