Uncommon: Intel Paragon on iOffer

William Donzelli wdonzelli at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 13:01:47 CST 2010

> Personally I always thought the i860 was far from a stumble, because in
> fact it was the highest MFlops/dollar and MFlops/watt for a considerable
> length of time and used in a number of high-horsepower applications
> in the real world.

And Intel sure sold quite a few i860s. I would bet that most i860s
ended up as coprocessor cards in PeeCees, where they did one task and
did not run into the dreaded pipeline flush context switch problem.


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