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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cracking open the RISC parts of the x86 line
by P_Developer on Sun 10th Feb 2002 23:34 UTC

I've asked this before... has ANYONE ever been able to crack open the RISC engine that drives the current x86 lines. The hardware is in there, and I'm sure that Intel must have a way of testing that section so I suspect there is a back door *somewhere*. That would make for very interesting performance enhancements to exisitng x86 operating systems.

P