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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Bad, bad IBM
by zima on Mon 26th Sep 2011 23:53 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: RISC dominates where no BC needed"
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It doesn't matter what made x86 chips better for the markets they dominate in*, the simple fact is that they are better.

*which is mostly: effects from economies of scale in one market making the chips better for few others; those effects (and overall the sort of evolutionary pressures acting also with technological "organisms") BC being often desirable are a simple facts of life.

Edited 2011-09-26 23:55 UTC

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