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
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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