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Message 10121 - Posted: 13 Sep 2005, 9:21:44 UTC
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A LARGE Hadron Collider that has a circumference of 27 kilometres and to start operations in 2007 is being designed and tested using an Itanium 2 cluster, Intel said.

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http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=26124


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Message 10127 - Posted: 13 Sep 2005, 14:29:19 UTC - in response to Message 10121.

<blockquote>A LARGE Hadron Collider that has a circumference of 27 kilometres </blockquote>

Or half the "peripherique" boulevard of Paris ;-) but where bullets are more bikers than protons...

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Message 10128 - Posted: 13 Sep 2005, 14:36:07 UTC - in response to Message 10121.
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Message 11456 - Posted: 24 Nov 2005, 4:10:55 UTC

i think it is a pity intel isn't pushing the itanium more into the mainstream market but rather stick to a 20+ year old technology (x86) that have lots of caveeats (IMO) like A20 gate and lots of other things just to stay compatible... i personally would be happy to break compatibility for the sake of a new architecture without all the old junk...
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Message 11983 - Posted: 14 Jan 2006, 21:10:32 UTC - in response to Message 11456.

i think it is a pity intel isn't pushing the itanium more into the mainstream market but rather stick to a 20+ year old technology (x86) that have lots of caveeats (IMO) like A20 gate and lots of other things just to stay compatible... i personally would be happy to break compatibility for the sake of a new architecture without all the old junk...




Hopefully now that both AMD and Intel are starting to introduce multicore processors they will be able to develop a new architecture while saving a x86 core to handle legacy applications.
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