[rescue] sparc10 cpu - what to do.

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Sun Dec 18 18:47:17 CST 2016

On 12/18/16 12:57, Jonathan Patschke wrote:
> 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.
> Ahem.
> 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
> problematic.

The thing is, amd64 solved 90% of the real-world problems ia64 did, with
maybe 20% of the added complexity.  And Intel never did really leverage
the remaining 10% effectively anyway.

  Phil Stracchino
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