Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Sun 10th Feb 2002 17:37 UTC
Editorial "This will end up being one of the world's worst investments, I'm afraid," - David House, former Intel chief of corporate strategy said in the early 1990s. I've been fasinated by microprocessors for years and have been following the Merced debacle since back in 1994 when HP and Intel announced they were getting together to make some amazing new technology.
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Why is Compaq committed to IA64?
by Gil Bates on Sun 10th Feb 2002 18:23 UTC

Can anyone explain to me why Compaq is currently totally committed to moving Tru64 Unix and OpenVMS away from the Alpha CPU and onto Itanium?

I can't understand why Compaq is making such a huge commitment to Itanium and dumping Alpha if IA64 is so slow?

I can't imagine it being just for some sort of political reason. Sun at one time had Solaris ported to Itanium but they abandoned it because of the lousy performance of the CPU.