Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Nov 2006 23:02 UTC
Intel CPU maker Intel is pressuring smaller rival Via Technologies to exit the CPU market, industry sources in Taiwan claim. In exchange, Intel will allow Via to continue making PC chipsets which use Intel's patented technology, say the sources at PC mainboard manufacturers, who do not wish to be named.
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RE[3]: Nonsense!
by bubbayank on Sat 25th Nov 2006 08:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nonsense!"
bubbayank
Member since:
2005-07-15

Cheap commodity x86 and x64 processors are taking over the Top 500.

But who's in the top ten? While half are x86, Intel is not dominating. 2 are opterons, 2 are Xeons, 1 itanium and then IBM rounds out the top 5 with Power boxes.

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RE[4]: Nonsense!
by jebb on Sat 25th Nov 2006 09:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Nonsense!"
jebb Member since:
2006-07-06

I'm afraid x86 is here to stay. Intel did try to come up with a replacement for it, and look at what good it did to them...

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RE[5]: Nonsense!
by Fransexy on Sat 25th Nov 2006 10:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Nonsense!"
Fransexy Member since:
2005-07-29

I'm afraid x86 is here to stay. Intel did try to come up with a replacement for it, and look at what good it did to them...

Like any other technology it will die and will be replaced one day

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RE[4]: Nonsense!
by NotParker on Sat 25th Nov 2006 17:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Nonsense!"
NotParker Member since:
2006-06-01

But who's in the top ten? While half are x86, Intel is not dominating. 2 are opterons, 2 are Xeons, 1 itanium and then IBM rounds out the top 5 with Power boxes.

Itanium is a RISC architecture designed by HP/Intel. It isn't x86.

I don't think anyone has made as big a jump in as short a time in terms of CPU power as Intel has done with the Core architecture which is now quad core. Think about it. If Cambridge (for example) wanted to upgrade their cluster, they coudl replace their dual core 5160's with quad core CPU's. (Maybe not today as the speed is a little slower).

Power's advantage partially revolves around a lot of cores. x64 can do that now.

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RE[4]: Nonsense!
by encia on Sun 26th Nov 2006 08:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Nonsense!"
encia Member since:
2005-11-16

>But who's in the top ten? While half are x86, Intel >is not dominating. 2 are opterons, 2 are Xeons, 1 >itanium and then IBM rounds out the top 5 with Power >boxes.
Please update your knowledgebase.
Refer to
http://www.techweb.com/wire/ebiz/194300593

Aleast 3 Opteron based.

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