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April 07, 2011



A good post, and I agree with pretty much all of it, but it's interesting to see just as we reach the end of "big iron" processors, at least in volume sales, we're seeing the new introduction of micro-servers running low power (and pretty slow) ARM chips.

Whether ARM makes a dent in the Intel armour, I'm not so sure, but it's an interesting comparison to Intel x86 vs Sparc and Power in the 80s and 90s.

Massimo Re Ferre'

All true.

Amen to that.


Chuck Hollis


Agreed. There's no "end game" in all of this. And we're all watching for the next wave to form, if it does.

-- Chuck

Iso Belgesi

Interesting point, i've never think about it like that..

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