[Linux-ia64] Itanium gets supercomputing software

Adriano Galano 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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