[RC5] Performance on P-IV

Peter Cordes peter at llama.nslug.ns.ca
Sun May 13 16:08:27 EDT 2001

On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 03:32:03PM -0400, Enojon wrote:
> Yes, but even the 64-bit cpu has poor performance -- as of 2 years ago.
> HP/Intel had to go back into the engineering shed.
> Plus, I read that the merced(es) was not backward compatible.

 Right.  It's not supposed to be.  They're finally taking an opportunity to
shed some of the baggage they've been carrying around since 1980.

 From what I've read, the first IA64 implementation, the Itanium/Merced,
sucks.  Later versions might do ok.

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