Re: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call

From: David Mosberger (
Date: Sun Feb 23 2003 - 14:13:03 EST

>>>>> On Sun, 23 Feb 2003 00:07:50 -0800 (PST), David Lang <> said:

  David.L> Garrit, you missed the preior posters point. IA64 had the
  David.L> same fundamental problem as the Alpha, PPC, and Sparc
  David.L> processors, it doesn't run x86 binaries.

This simply isn't true. Itanium and Itanium 2 have full x86 hardware
built into the chip (for better or worse ;-). The speed isn't as good
as the fastest x86 chips today, but it's faster (~300MHz P6) than the
PCs many of us are using and it certainly meets my needs better than
any other x86 "emulation" I have used in the past (which includes
FX!32 and its relatives for Alpha).

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