Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 13:48 UTC
Windows Earlier today, OSNews ran a story on a presentation held by Microsoft's Eric Traut, the man responsible for the 200 or so kernel and virtualisation engineers working at the company. Eric Traut is also the man who wrote the binary translation engine for in the earlier PowerPC versions of VirtualPC (interestingly, this engine is now used to run XBox 1 [x86] games on the XBox 360 [PowerPC]) - in other words, he knows what he is talking about when it comes to kernel engineering and virtualisation. His presentation was a very interesting thing to watch, and it offered a little bit more insight into Windows 7, the codename for the successor to Windows Vista, planned for 2010.
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RE[3]: my dream
by Soulbender on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 12:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: my dream"
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So to say that >64 bits is unnecessary is to say like IBM did in the early 80's - "who needs personal computers?!?"

Where's my flying car, personal robot butler and hologram?

Creating a 128-bit or larger processor is a piece of cake anyways. All you have to do is enlargen the instruction size and mingle with the microcode. If I'm not mistaken...

Speaking from experience as a chip designer, right?

memory, there is never enough of it.

Sure, but at every point in time there's a size at which there's no gain from adding more.

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