A Historical Look at the VAX: DEC, NVAX, Alpha and the Competition [Part II] Editor’s Note and Introduction: This series of articles first appeared last summer in the comp.arch newsgroup, in a series of posts by John Mashey. Since then, it has been updated, edited and enriched with additional material and graphs by David Kanter, […]
Editor’s Note: This series of articles first appeared last summer in the comp.arch newsgroup, in a series of posts by John Mashey. Since then, it has been updated, edited and enriched with additional material and graphs by David Kanter, all with permission of the author. Introduction The VAX was an orthogonal, 32-bit CISC instruction set […]
This is the fourth article in a series that that started in 2000 with The Looming Battle in 64 bit Land, followed by The Battle in 64 bit Land Revisited in 2001, and The Battle in 64 bit Land, 2003 and beyond in 2003.
Paul muses about the recent Compaq/Intel agreement, and the apparent demise of the Alpha processor design. What does it mean for high-end system users, and who will compete with Intel now?
This is an update of ‘The Looming Battle in 64 bit Land’. The milestones achieved by each of the major players over the past 12 months are reviewed and the near future competitive prospects of the major 64 bit microprocessor families are examined.
Rambus has become one of those companies that people either love or hate. Discussions in technical newsgroups and message boards have become almost as fervent as the Mac vs. PC discussions of yore. Recent news that both Toshiba and Hitachi have signed licensing agreements for DDR and SDRAM patent claims by Rambus has pushed the issue to the forefront of the news, and brought out the most fanatical on both sides.
Who are the real players in the 64-bit processor arena? Which company is likely to dominate the 64-bit landscape? In this installment of Silicon Insider, Paul investigates these questions