"JJ" <[email protected]> writes:
> The iapx432 being designed by a bunch of Phds with no clue about
> hardware costs never reached the market AFAIR and the 8086 backup plan
> went into effect. Eventually Intel must have forgot that lesson.
the last asilomar acm sigops (before they starting letting the
conference wander around, there was midnight session bemoaning that
the pennyless mit students always had to pay for coast-to-coast trip,
and it would only be fair if the berkeley students should sometimes
have to pay coast-to-coast fare for sigops conferences) ... there was
presentation on iapx432 effectively moving some number of operating
system features into silicon ... features that have had a somewhat
significant change rate ... and the requirement for change didn't stop
when the features were in silicon (but iapx432 silicon was lacking in
ability to make such changes).
Anne & Lynn Wheeler | http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/