Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th Sep 2011 16:51 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
Intel With the Xeon 7600 line, Intel is finally using the 'R' word: RISC. It's targeting the mission-critical market dominated by Sun SPARC and IBM Power with the new chips, a first. Can the Xeon E7 processor deliver Intel's final blow to the RISC market, which includes its own Itanium?
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RE: RISC versus CISC? REALLY?
by Silent_Seer on Mon 19th Sep 2011 22:50 UTC in reply to "RISC versus CISC? REALLY?"
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I am sure you know what you are talking about, but there is a small mistake in there IMO. IBM's mainframe processors are not actually RISC but CISC. I am sure they share a lot of their internals with IBM's power processors, but the ISA is CISC. Ofcourse what you probably meant was x86 Vs the rest of the market where the rest of the market was labelled as RISC. And the rest of the market is often RISC, the only exceptions are the Itanium processors and IBM's Z series.

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