[linux-elitists] Linux server start-up gets funding
Fri Feb 7 16:35:04 PST 2003
On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 07:46:17AM -0800, Tom Duffy wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 10:50, Roland Krause wrote:
> > http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/5107216.htm
> > So let me guess.
> > Three Ex-SUN engineers.
> > Linux, 64 bit, not Intel, low cost hardware...
> > ...that leaves AMD.
> More likely MIPS. Still the cheapest chip around for $/compute. You
> are not stuck with just one chip vendor. And fully 64 bit. I can't
> imagine they would hedge their company on the success of *hammer --
> especially since AMD just announced yet another delay. But I guess it
> is all just speculation until they announce for real.
Some of those MIPS chips are GORGEOUS. Burning like what? 2
watts at full bore (admittedly only 500mhz, but still). Of
course, those are the 32 bit cores.
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