[rescue] sparc10 cpu - what to do.

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sun Dec 18 11:57:18 CST 2016

On Fri, 16 Dec 2016, Sandwich Maker wrote:

> " Intel's thrown in the towel on Itanic.
> i'm not sure it was ever more than a science project for a customer to
> intel; their own focus was always on their cash cow x86/x64.


i386 / amd64.

Itanium was touted as the real any only way forward by Intel until AMD
extended the i386 instruction ABI to 64 bits.  Rather regrettable that AMD
did that, as IA64 threw away a lot of the things that make i386 so

Unfortunately, it brought its own massive complications with it.  Remember
when Intel basically said all of Itanium's performance issues would be
solved by SGI because only they apparently had smart-enough compiler folks
to write software that would use the VLIW model effectively?

AMD tried to save themselves and accidentally gave Intel an easy way out
when that never came to pass.

Jonathan Patschke
Austin, TX

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