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[2]: RISC versus CISC? REALLY?
by aaronmcohen on Tue 20th Sep 2011 01:13 UTC in reply to "RE: RISC versus CISC? REALLY?"
aaronmcohen
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2011-09-19

There are very few true RISC processors left. The longer processors are on the market the greater the instruction set gets. You are correct. I used the term RISC to mean the market which includes IBM, HP, SUN/ORACLE, etc...

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