[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.
G W Adkins
rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 14 09:23:26 CDT 2001
> > I noticed that SGI is one of the few companies selling Intel itanium
> > machines. Are these shipping yet? Do they compare with other 64bit
> > chips? Will other RISC vendors be moving to 128 bit? I know that apple
> > using a 128 bit bus to the G4, but as I understand it, the G4 itself is
> > still a 64 bit chip.
> Itanium = "too little, too late".
> Even HP has moved their focus back to PA-RISC.
Apparently, they have HUGE 'Floating Point Nads' (tm) ...
"...800 MHz clock rate and 4 MB of integrated L3 cache, it turns in a
mediocre 370 SPECint_base2k but an industry leading 711 SPECfp_base2k..."
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