Subject: Inquiring minds want to know.
To: None <>
From: Collin Baillie <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/17/2003 23:15:08
Hi guys,

I'm wondering if anyone out there can extoll the differences between the
Alpha 64-bitness and the new Opterons.  I know the opteron is a glorified
x86 box, but how does it stack up (theroetically) against the Alpha?

And while I (kind of) know the difference between Little Endian and big
Endian, I've never really learned what the real difference is and it might
be advantageous to have one or the other.. Is anyone interested in
explaining this to me as well?