• Subject: Re: AS/400 on Intel??
  • From: Larry Bolhuis <lbolhui@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 20:44:32 -0400
  • Organization: Arbor Solutions, Inc

> > - Intel: Itanium It Is, And IBM's On Board
<snip>
> 
> Wouldn't this be a step backwards for the 400. Or would they only be
> considering it for the very low end?

  Consider how long the PowerPC has been in production. IBM has invested
literally billions in it's development and production. During that time they 
have
certainly learned a thing or two about 64bit computing that Intel will likely
still need to learn.   On the other hand Intel has probably benefitted from
disigning their 64bit chip after technology had progressed several years from
where IBM started.  I'd say they are likely going to wait for the chips to fall
(pun intended) before they commit one way or the other.

 - Larry

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