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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The same one I made in the original post with one caveat - without the need for BC, x86 would not dominate any market with the exception, perhaps, of the high end. Even there, x86 only dominates because the middle and low end pushed the x86 along and provided the money needed to do the R&D for high end chips. ANY PLACE BC ISN'T NEEDED EXCEPT THE HIGH END is now dominated by RISC, with the examples being set top boxes, consoles, handhelds, PDAs, netbooks, smart phones, etc. CLEARLY x86 only dominates in areas where BC is the major concern of BUSINESSES.

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