[Linux-ia64] Itanium gets supercomputing software

Matt Chapman matthewc at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Apr 10 22:20:46 EDT 2003


On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 09:58:08AM +1000, Duraid Madina wrote:
> 
> Can I then conclude that Intel has not yet had any interest whatsoever 
> in driving IA64 into the realm of reasonble prices?

My understanding is that Deerfield will be targeted at the lower cost
market, though I haven't seen much info about it recently.

> I put it to you that software is easier to develop on hardware. Nothing 
> unique to IA64, indeed.

We still use simulators despite the availability of hardware.  Operating
system software is often easier to debug on a simulator.

Matt

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