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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And before that MIPS could have dominated, and before that SPARC, and before that 68k, and...

They coulda, shoulda, woulda, but they didn't.

Because businesses demanded BC. If IBM had picked anything other than the 8086/8088 for their first PCs, that would have been the main CPU today.

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