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News Intel backs away from Itanium, plans Xeon drop-in chips

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 9 Nov 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The founding issue with Itanium is that its EPIC architecture philosophy is simply too far removed from the modern trends in the industry, like power efficiency, uniform top-down scalability (from mobile to server) and broad software compatibility. And the thing is just too expensive to build, since to be an efficient ISA it needs a ton of cache memory to keep the static scheduled wide pipeline fed with data and instructions.
     
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    And a ton of cache is what it does have. Since these are premium chips it doesn't matter that Intel has to spend more die area on cache - the customer pays for it anyway.
     
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    Holy crap, Larry Ellison was right!?
     
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    holy crap, i thought this thing was burried years ago
     
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    just plain old holy crap!
     

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