[SunRescue] 5 major manufacturers?

dave at cca.org dave at cca.org
Thu Sep 28 20:53:37 CDT 2000

nick at snowman.net writes:

>VLIW is a cool idea, but it requires you to put all your trust in the

Yep. It also wastes memory bandwidth. I think the plusses outweigh
those problems.

>That's what I understand really really killed the I860.  

It had some problems. Exception handling was pessimal, apparently.
It performed well in the high-end SGI graphics boards though!

>Itanic is a very similar basic design.  We'll see how well it works this

Yeah, but it seems that Intel managed to muck it up. Some people
are claiming that HP's version will be a lot cleaner. I hope so.

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