x86-64 on i386 (was Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?)
cmadams at hiwaay.net
Sun Dec 13 22:19:54 UTC 2009
Once upon a time, Jon Masters <jonathan at jonmasters.org> said:
> Indeed. Paul, take a look at the Intel 64 ISA and you'll see it's a very
> different beast. Intel fixed a lot of the issues with the (more than 20
> year old really x86 ISA)
That would be AMD that fixed it, not Intel. Intel tried to push
everybody to a new architecture (Itanium), while AMD revised and
extended i386 to 64 bits. After Itanium failed to catch on in the
marketplace, Intel had to copy AMD's work.
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
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