Why the platform focus?

Article: Tukwila Update
By: anon (anon.delete@this.anon.com), February 25, 2009 2:07 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
Michael S (already5chosen@yahoo.com) on 2/25/09 wrote:
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>anon (anon@anon.com) on 2/24/09 wrote:
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>>I think Intel is quite happy for the moment with the low-end crowd dismissing IPF.
>>I'm sure Intel doesn't want to push for commiditizing its highest margin and most
>>exclusive markets. Why would it want to push x86 upward any faster? To help carve out niches for AMD to enter?
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>Why would Intel want to push x86 upward any faster? May be, in order to go after
>3/3rds of mid/high end market instead of being limited to 1/3rd of it?

Why would x86 suddenly change that? How is SPARC still being sold despite being completely outclassed for many many years by POWER (and IPF).

IPF seems to still be growing, and x86 is probably pretty happy to gnaw away from the bottom. Why would they want to change that? Building big enterprise market and infrastructure around x86 makes it a lot easier for AMD to carve out a niche there. In contrast, I don't think Intel has much long-term worry about Sun/Fujitsu/IBM attacking their markets.
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