Intel's Barrett proposes bus jaw-jaw rather than war-war

NGIO-Future IO parties close to compromise

The long running bush-war over the future shape of bus technology looks set to come to a peaceful conclusion, as Intel CEO Craig Barrett offered a laurel branch of peace at a Dell jamboree yesterday. The dispute pitched mighty Intel, Dell and Sun, with a solution they call NGIO (new generation input/output) against the equally mighty IBM and HP and not so mighty Compaq with their Future/IO proposals Barrett went out of his way yesterday to suggest that the rift might be healed in the near future at a Dellfest yesterday. He suggested that the two camps were working closely together to attempt to reach a solution. Chipzilla will probably use its Intel Developer Conference which starts in the US next week to pour oil onto troubled water. ® See also Intel stirs up bus row IO battle of giants to make tiny firm rich All becomes Santa Clara as Texas Micro merges with Radisys Talks over IO cooperation collapse

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