Itanium seen trailing rivals in 2007

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    Shrek

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    http://news.com.com/2100-1001-955962.html?tag=fd_top

    Is this great news for the Xserve or what?!?!
     
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    Shrek

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    Duh George. :p
     
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    looking at high end intel dual xeons and the amd dual athlon mp's, they do ok against the dual g4s and are in a pretty decent pricepoint, and some of the pc workstations also use rdram which some say is sadly only a tiny bit better than ddr ram

    but the ultra sparc, while it could support 8 gigs of ram, is priced in a totally different category

    this machine is not a high end sub-5000 dollar machine like the xeons, mp's, and g4s...but an overbloated 25,000 dollar machine that is today's supercomputer which very few home users can justify:eek:
     
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    Shrek

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    Well, jef/anyone, you think that home/small business/education/government users would be able to justify a 64-bit Power4 Xserve? :rolleyes:
     
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    The government and universities could benefit, but the consumers just don't need the power!!

    Besides, Cray and NEC makes the best SUPERCOMUTERS!!!!

    Just ask NASA and the NSA;) :p
     
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    psst...don't you mean Cray?

    Anyway, i'm sure Intel comforts itself with "our sales are up 200 percent. how many did we sell this month? ummm, 300." :D

    It's amazing that Itanium took so long coming to market considering that HP's Precision Architecture (PA-RISC) has been around 10 years or more.
     
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    SV uses the highest end stuff...our professor mentioned something about an experimental 1+ terahertz chip...but in testing...but they realized the speed thru combining many chips so it was not truly...let's say, a single microchip running at 1 terahertz

    it would be akin to some dual 1 ghz users who say their machine is 2 ghz, which is not quite true...yet i read in a pc friendly mag that the dual 1 ghz beat some single 2 ghz pcs in photoshop tests...but this is old news, but it strikes me funny because the second 1 ghz motorola chip is not running full bore

    i still like motorola, though slow...but when things get over 2 ghz for motorola and 2.8/2.9/3.0 ghz for wintel machines, who will care about those stats....i will want to know about hard drive speed, ram limit, and video cards more than raw cpu speed
     

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