Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Apr 2010 18:29 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows Ah, Intel's IA-64 architecture. More commonly known as Itanium, it can probably be seen as a market failure by now. Intel consistently failed to deliver promised updates, and clock speeds have lagged behind. Regular x86-64 processors have already overtaken Itanium, and now Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2008 R2 is the last version of Windows to support the architecture.
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RE[6]: Sad
by lucas_maximus on Mon 5th Apr 2010 22:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Sad"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

The x86 baggage makes hell of a lot of difference per MHZ ... a SGI fuel machine with a 900MHZ MIPS Processor (M16000 CPU?) had similar floating point calculation speed to a 3.4 GHZ Pentium 4.

A Chip that had almost 4x the amount of MHZ was being equalled by something that was sub GHZ.

It does make a difference.

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