BLOG UPDATE: I just found out that the link to the Computerworld article was broken. I fixed it.
I’ve learned quite a bit today about risk mitigation and processor architectures from this Computerworld article about the next turn of Xeon 5500 “Nehalem” processors—the EX. The EX is an 8 core processor with 16 threads. That’s all true, but that isn’t what I’m blogging about.
The article quotes Intel’s Boyd Davis as saying:
[…] with the launch of Nehalem-EX, the intent is to move away from costly, risk-based proprietary RISC (reduced instruction set computing)-processor based systems
And then again:
“This is going after a market that was limited to being served by risk architecture,” Davis said. “We think Nehalem-EX will represent a pretty significant opportunity on the overall server and hardware market.”
That’s funny. But then the article also points out that 16/6 == 2.7 … that’s funny too. Or is that Nehalem_EX / Dunnington == 2.7 ? 🙂
All that aside, Nehalem is an outrageous processor!
Now that was a cheezy blog entry.