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(IT World)   Each time Intel tries to strike down x86, it becomes more powerful than it could ever imagine   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Intel, Xerox PARC, TCP/IP  
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5342 clicks; posted to Geek » on 06 Mar 2013 at 6:50 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-06 07:46:59 AM  
2 votes:
It started out eighty sixed, no where for it to go but up.
2013-03-06 08:02:10 AM  
1 vote:

IoSaturnalia: neongoats: Can't wait for for my Intel Q86 48-core quantum system on a chip.

"Inside every x86-64 is an 8008 just itching to get out!"

All that did was remind me of my ps2 model 25 with its sweet-ass 8mhz 8086 crushing my buddy's 4.77mhz 8088 at Leisure Suit Larry and Kings Quest.
2013-03-06 07:31:58 AM  
1 vote:
I can tell you why without reading a damned article split into four pages:  Because they're still used in all sorts of equipment, from parking meters to vending machines.  The economies of scale saturated a long time ago due to PC demand alone, it's very familiar technology and all the computing power that's needed for over 99% of products that have any sort of "smart" functionality.
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