When
· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · January
· · · · 22 (1 entry)

Intel Inside · For some cheap chuck­les, check the Web sites and con­sid­er the sub­tle dif­fer­ences be­tween Intel’s spin and ours. I had no idea this was go­ing to hap­pen this week, but a few months ago I was in a room where Andy Bech­tol­sheim al­lowed that, yes, In­tel was play­ing some damn de­cent catch-up, so the writ­ing was pret­ty well on the wal­l. Andy’s ex­pla­na­tion of the fin­er points of the trade-offs re­quires the best part part of two white­boards to lay out and an alert well-caffeinated mind to fol­low, so I won’t even try. But... ain’t com­pe­ti­tion won­der­ful? For the fore­see­able fu­ture, I bet al­most all sys­tems ven­dors will ship both In­tel & AMD sil­i­con. Hearty, hon­est con­grats to In­tel for get­ting back in the game. Both sides of the ar­range­ment look to me like a win for both sides; as Otelli­ni says, So­laris is a big deal in some mar­kets that In­tel wants more of, and if they say they can make it run bet­ter on the chips they build, I’d be in­clined to be­lieve them. Should be fun times in the serv­er biz, hang on tight.
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