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(IT World)   Each time Intel tries to strike down x86, it becomes more powerful than it could ever imagine   ( itworld.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Intel, Xerox PARC, TCP/IP  
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2013-03-06 07:20:28 AM  
2 votes:
FTFA: "So for all the modernity of technology, we're still using a lot of stuff that's middle-aged in human terms."

Imagine that- robust protocols hold up well.
2013-03-06 08:00:54 AM  
1 vote:
So in summary:

1) Intel's attempts at making alternate microarchitectures sucked and had terrible performance and Intel couldn't make good compilers for them.
2) Nobody wants to ditch the architecture which is running all of their old programs.
2013-03-06 07:46:59 AM  
1 vote:
It started out eighty sixed, no where for it to go but up.
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