[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000
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,
>>>> are not modern systems.
>>> Early '80s designs aren't modern? :-)
>> Don't you mean late 70s?
> The PC design was started in the late 70s but it shipped in 1981.
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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