Feeds

Hardware IA-32 kludge put in Merced, whatever…

HP slide tells whole story

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

Once we had figured out what Intel was up to, it did not take very long for us to put two and two together. Slide number 14 on the HP presentation of IA-64 technology clearly demonstrates that if you've got 32 bit applications, they're not going to run much faster. It's a hardware kludge. So Intel has a definite agendum and it wants all those 32-bit applications to be ported to the Merced/McKinley platforms. McKinley will be twice as fast at 1500MHz and it's a mountain, funded by HP, gig time. We apologise to those clever readers that had noticed this already. Never mind the mountaineers rescued from Mt McKinley last week. Being this kind of hack is almost impossible for old geezers like most of us are here... That's why, after all, Intel set up the IA-64 fund, and is keen to get developers to port their apps. But it's not a simple thing to port apps, and, after all, Merced has slipped. Surely Intel should pay people to kludge up their 32-bit apps. And as the take on Merced now seems to be that it will start at a 750MHz clock speed, why should software developers do their thing for the much faster .13 micron Willamette thing? I think we and the rest of the world should be told. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – on PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
HP and Microsoft prove it again: Big Business Doesn't Create Jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.