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From: email@example.com (The little lost angel)
Subject: Re: Electrical Engineering degree --> tech career
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 01:35:03 GMT
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On Thu, 03 Oct 2002 00:59:13 GMT, Chuck Simmons
>perfomance for the time. Certainly 64 bit processor vendors are looking
>for OS options. Intel is definitely looking closely at methods for
>bringing 64 bit chips to market. The priority is on getting the 64 bit
I don't think Intel would be the leader for this evolution. The idea
of a total breakaway non-x86 64bit chip is good, but for the same
reason the PC is hard to overthrown, most people are not going to
change to a 64bit processor for quite some time.
AMD's hybrid backward compatible 32bit/64bit implementation is more
likely to be the transitional leader in easing folks from 32bit to
When a sufficient critical mass of hybrid systems are in placed, then
I expect we would see people trying out pure 64bit systems with "PC"
architecture that becomes less and less like x86. After all, they've
already pretty much eliminated the ISA bus.
>chips in the pipeline. If the 64 bit chips move into the market in
>volume, native applications will follow quickly. Flushing out the old
I certainly hope it isn't Intel, with their nasty spy chip Itanic II.
>PCs will take many years when you consider that the one of two computers
>I use in my lab is a 150 MHz Pentium. It is quite long in the tooth.
I know... a couple of the machines in my previous employment were
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