Subject: Re: IA64?
To: None <>
From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/11/2003 13:59:45
On Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 07:48:40AM -0800, Jason R Thorpe wrote:

> More like: Itanium (I) was slow junk (Itanium II is supposed to address
> many of the performance problems).  But IA64 requires a lot of help from
> the compiler to achieve any performance at all, and GCC is simply not up
> to the task yet.  Therefore, any code compiled by GCC for IA64 is going
> to be quite slow.

Why are we talking about the Itanium 2 and the IA64 as if they were the
same CPU?

I thought they were supposed to be radically different.