The General Approach to Computing - A Ramble

Ian King IanK at
Fri Apr 24 14:58:00 CDT 2009

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> I think hardware progress has stalled for a long time, instead of new
> architectures or new CPU designs we generally just have die shrinks,
> multiple cores, and new material to make the same old thing a bit
> faster
> (mostly spinning its wheels or bogging down in GUI hell). When intel
> tried a
> new way with the Itanium it was stillborn (has Intel designed anything
> besides the original x86 that did well?).
I'd say that Intel's "success" with x86 is similar in nature to that of VHS over Beta....  -- Ian 

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