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Re: [vox-tech] AMD Hammer, Athlon 64, Opteron...
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Re: [vox-tech] AMD Hammer, Athlon 64, Opteron...

begin Bill Broadley <bill@math.ucdavis.edu> 
> > > The first 2 implementations are called:
> > > 	Athlon 64 (desktop) for 1-2 way systems
> > > 	Opteron for 1-8 way systems (more with extra glue).
> >  
> > you're referring to SMP here?
> Yes, er, close enough anyways, technically it's CC-NUMA.
> > and neither claw nor sledgehammer will be available to the general
> > public till september as of right now?
> Er, no, the server chip Opteron is due in April.
> > > Not to mention paying $15k for a dual IA64-2 only able to run ia32 code
> > > as fast as a PII-300 is kinda silly.
> > 
> > sounds like intel is shooting itself in the foot...
> Er it's a completely redesigned server architecture (the first in a decade
> or two), designed to last a decade or two for servers.  Competition for
> Alpha (RIP), Sun, SGI Mips (RIP) and IBM's Power.
> Not saying it's going to be wildly successful, it's just not designed to
> run 32 bit apps.

errrrr, thanks.   ;)


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