[rescue] i860 Success

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Mon May 3 00:13:26 CDT 2004

On Sun, 2 May 2004, Eric Dittman wrote:

> > > > I still like Alpha better, even though it is old and crusty now.
> > >
> > > Old and crusty?!?  Just because Intel wants to keep it dead so it doesn't
> > > compete with the x86, it's definately neither old nor crusty, IMO.
> >
> > Old and crusty in the sense that it is a late 80s design, which in the
> > CPU world, is ancient history.
> I guess you hadn't been keeping up on the Alpha development.  The EV7 is
> in no way old, crusty, or a late '80s design.

Actually EV7 is not such a hot design, I would not call it late '80's
though. It was a neat architecture, but it just has not benefited from any
process technology updates in ages.

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