Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 01:00 UTC
Intel "Today's launch of the latest version of Intel's vPro platform is a much bigger deal than you might think, with implications for end users that extend far beyond the enterprise arena at which vPro is initially aimed. The 2007 version of vPro represents the culmination of two of Intel's most ambitious and important plans for the PC platform: the transformation of x86 into a fully virtualizable ISA complete with virtualized I/O, and the first fully-complete implementation of all the parts of Intel's controversial contribution to 'trusted computing' technology, formerly codenamed 'LaGrande' but now called Trusted Execution Technology. Let's take a look at the new vPro and what its new virtualization and 'trusted computing' capabilities mean for ordinary users."
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RE[2]: vpro summary
by psychicist on Wed 29th Aug 2007 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE: vpro summary"
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It's partially because of these tendencies that I have ported my favourite Linux distribution (Slackware) to MIPS (Loongson 2E) and SPARC (UltraSPARC II) and it flies on my relatively slow hardware.

I and many others will be totally free from both Intel and AMD. There is a Chinese company creating an UltraSPARC T1 derivative ( and SRISC ( has done the same thing

And of course there is the Loongson processor, which already performs admirably at 660 MHz. This is the official Chinese processor developed by ICT (Institute for Computing Technology) of CAS (Chinese Academy of Science).

Very soon Loongson 2F will be available in multiple systems from Lemote and next year Loongson 3 will cause mayhem with its 16 cores in workstation, servers and supercomputers. The Tile64 processor doesn't look that bad and neither does Cell.

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