Subject: RE: (OT) Compaq Tosses the Alpha To Intel...
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From: xunil <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/26/2001 14:10:22
Part of Intel's selling point on IA-64 is that it will be able to run IA-32 programs 
w/o special software. That's not true of Alpha processors, and I don't think Intel 
has the time to redesign the Alpha CPU to handle IA-32. I think Intel's more 
interested in keeping the Alpha technology to themselves and away from AMD (re: my 
previous post and the recent post about Hyper-whatever).


---- Original Message ----
From:		David Woyciesjes
Date:		Tue 6/26/01 11:28
To:		''
Cc:		'', 'AlphaNT'
Subject:	RE: (OT) Compaq Tosses the Alpha To Intel...

From: Jason R Thorpe []
! On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 10:49:59AM -0400, David Woyciesjes wrote:
! > Yeah, you are quite right, but IIRC, the Itanium isn't 
! >quite in production
! > yet, and 2 years seems like it might be enough time for 
! > Intel to pull off
! > the switch, right?
! No.  The Alpha is not the IA-64 architecture.  They can't 
! just re-label Alpha and call it IA-64.

	Yes, you're right again. I guess this means I'm babbling and not
making enough sense :-)...
	My thought, er point is this: Maybe Intel realised that the current
IA-64 is crap, so now they can really look at the Alpha Processor, and bring
all the right stuff over to the Itanium. Which, IMHO, will probably be the
whole Alpha processor technology, over the course of two or three years.

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