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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A POWER or SPARC may cost more, but not the PowerPC, ARM, SuperH, or MIPS. All are either very competitive, or actually much less expensive. And that goes back to my point that if an x86 is NEEDED for some reason, like BC, it's not used; instead, the PowerPC, ARM, SuperH, or MIPS is used.

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