Can we have a moment of silence (or several million dollars) . . . please?

Velocet math at velocet.ca
Mon Jun 25 16:44:58 EDT 2001


On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 03:21:32PM -0400, Thomas Lovie's all...
> 
> </my opinion>
> 
> It makes little sense for a company to keep two 64-bit processors in
> development/production.  In a perfect world the best technologies of the
> Alpha and the Itanium should be integrated in to a grand unified 64 bit
> processor.  However, this may be complicated, I don't know.  One thing is
> for certain, there will be alot of big-corporation-politics involved, and
> probably a better processor will emerge as a result of this technology
> merger..... but it's unclear which definition of 'better' will be used...

Better such as 'reducing functionality and slowing outlay to ensure
that we dont speedup moore's law and exploit full profit potentials
of each step increase in Mhz'?

Im sure they'd love Moore's law to slow down... good thing we still
have AMD around to keep Intel on its toes...

/kc

> 
> <my opinion>
> 
> Tom.
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: beowulf-admin at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-admin at beowulf.org]On
> > Behalf Of Schilling, Richard
> > Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 1:41 PM
> > To: 'beowulf at beowulf.org'
> > Subject: Re: Can we have a moment of silence (or several million
> > dollars) . . . please?
> >
> >
> > I sent the last one as HTML formatted. Here it is again in plain text. . .
> >
> >
> > Well, I just read the news I always hoped I'd never hear:
> >
> >
> >
> > Compaq Abandoning Alpha Chip:
> > http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010625/tc/compaq_intel_2.html
> >
> >
> >
> > Now, I suppose if we gathered up several million dollars we might
> > be able to
> > purchase the Alphachip and keep making Alphas?  Yeah, right . . .
> >
> > But, if anyone cares to petition Intel to keep Alphas around, I'm game.
> >
> >
> > Richard Schilling
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