[Linux-ia64] Itanium gets supercomputing software
adriano at satec.es
Fri Apr 11 04:37:39 EDT 2003
> >>>>> On Fri, 11 Apr 2003 06:55:30 +1000, Duraid Madina
> <duraid at octopus.com.au> said:
> Duraid> You and I both know the only real barrier to Itanium
> Duraid> adoption is the price. Can anyone here shed some light on
> Duraid> this? Why is Itanium hardware still so expensive?
> Remember that Intel is targeting Itanium 2 against Power4 and SPARC.
> In that space, the price of Itanium 2 is very competitive.
What's mean very competitive? How it compare with Power* for example?
> Duraid> Seriously, IA64 must be the first architecture in history
> Duraid> where a software simulator is still being developed 4 years
> Duraid> after commercial availability of silicon (indeed, entire
> Duraid> systems).
> What's a software simulator got to do with anything? Certain things
> are easier to develop on a simulator, others are easier to develop on
> hardware. Nothing unique to IA64.
AMD's Opteron is in a simulator yet...
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