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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Comment by strim
by strim on Mon 19th Sep 2011 18:40 UTC
strim
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2008-07-01

RISC market, which includes its own Itanium?

Are you implying that Itanium is RISC?

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RE: Comment by strim
by phoenix on Mon 19th Sep 2011 22:36 in reply to "Comment by strim"
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2005-07-11

Yeah, it's a VLIW architecture or something along those lines. Not RISC or CISC.

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RE: Comment by strim
by Drumhellar on Tue 20th Sep 2011 02:09 in reply to "Comment by strim"
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2005-07-12

No, they're saying that Itanium competes in the market once dominated exclusively by RISC architectures...

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