[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Thu Apr 29 14:31:39 CDT 2004

On Apr 29, 2004, at 2:48 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:

> On Apr 29, 2004, at 2:23 PM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>>>>> Why didn't that ever take off?
>>>>    It did.  It's tremendously popular on modern systems.  PCs, 
>>>> however,
>>>> are not modern systems.
>>> Early '80s designs aren't modern?  :-)
>> Don't you mean late 70s?
>   Nitpick.
>   The PC design was started in the late 70s but it shipped in 1981.
>        -Dave
And unfortunately for you it's probably going to survive a whole lot 

Witness the low power consumption and redesign with the Pentium M core 
in Israel.  They finally managed to do a bit of PowerPC style magic 
(low Wattage, high Megahertz) by redesigning most of the chip. Bye bye 
up against the wall 3.6Ghz Prescott... hello more x86 ISA Pentium M 

Maybe x86-64 extensions on a Xeon M core will slowly morph into 
something that kills IA-32 enough for satisfaction, but I don't know.



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