Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Oct 2006 23:09 UTC
Morphos Genesi has announced its Open Server Workstation: "The Open Server Workstation is a six layer board with two 970MP processors, the CPC945 and Broadcom's HT-1000 and 2000 chips. Excepting those parts, the board and component cost is below USD 200. Here is the Business Plan [.pdf] we wrote for the board."
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Yes the good old x86 is very strongly represented in the cheap end of the server world, you're quite right.

Otherwise, Power (The mother of the PPC) and SPARC rules, when heavy processing are needed.

But apart from the AMD64 and AMD-V renewal of the x86 platform, nothing real new has happend since the introduction of the 386 ISA in 1985. It is old wine on new bottles, including the beloved Core and hell on earth when doing ASM programming.
The x86 ISA is very old and tired, after being constantly patched on since its birth in relation with a calculator.

Edited 2006-10-30 19:22

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