compoobah at valleyimplants.com
Mon Oct 1 22:30:56 CDT 2007
> Jochen Wrote:
> Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>> Absolutely. Every time I hear someone blathering on about "new
>> SAN technology" I show them stuff about VAXclusters and CI. I always
>> get a kick out of the reactions. :)
> Yes, thats it. Just like that 64 bit hype. DEC Alpha systems where the
> first real 64 bit machines, 15, 16 (?) years ago...
> Where do HyperTransport and HyperThreading originate?
I remember being somewhat dumbfounded yet amused when Apple made the
big deal about having the first "World First 64-bit desktop with native
32-bit application compatibility" as I looked over at my DEC 3000,
Indigo2 R10k, HP 9000 C180, and Sun Ultra 1.
Ah - here's the marketing drivel: "On other platforms, switching to a
64-bit computer requires migrating to a 64-bit operating system (and
purchasing 64-bit applications) or running a 32-bit operating system
in a slow emulation mode.With the PowerPC G5, the transition to a
64-bit system is seamless:Current 32-bit code—such as existing Mac OS
X and Classic applications—runs natively at processor speed, with no
interruptions to your workflow and no additional investment in
Gee that's funny- IRIX did that in '96, Solaris in '99, and HP-UX in
'99 or '00 - and DEC's VEST wasn't too shabby in '92 even if it wasn't
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