Friday, March 10, 2006

Intel Fellow Choked on question

The Register reported here:

"Why were we last?" Crawford said, repeating our question. "Why were we last? Why were we last?"

This mantra started to make everyone uncomfortable.

Looks like INTEL is stuck in a time loop of last century.

"At some point in the future, we will have an integrated memory controller," Crawford confessed. "That's something we are wrestling with."

"Intel is working really hard on that," Crawford said. "NEC has an FB-DIMM that is down to 5 watts. Maybe then we can get it down to 4."

"Our challenge there is to maybe catch up on some of the frequency angles in that product line," Crawford said. Although, he did hold out hope that Intel could eventually play in the high-end chip market. "I suppose that some day we will need a 128-bit architecture and then maybe the game could open up again.
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What? 128-bit architecture? When? Is that part of the IDF benchmarketing per Moore's Law? Intel Senior Fellows need to go back to college and take a crash course on computer architecture 101. No wonder INTEL is still five generation behind and IDF changed none of that.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

FTS Freudian time slip....

3:50 PM, March 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

128 bits? Naturally the guy was referring to quad core :P

5:21 PM, March 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"128 bits? Naturally the guy was referring to quad core :P"

Mooly Eden said two 32 bit cores are better one 64 bit core...

LOL

5:27 PM, March 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""Why were we last?" Crawford said, repeating our question. "Why were we last? Why were we last?"
This mantra started to make everyone uncomfortable."

This reminds me of the famous Balmer video: developers, developers, developers, developers
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6304687408656696643&q=developers+developers+developers

5:33 PM, March 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig: "We don't refer to it as jumping off the cliff. We refer to it as running into a brick wall. Our strategy is we just motor along at 200 mph, and when we hit the brick wall, we'll hit it at full speed."

5:47 PM, March 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Intel does not have much hope in 64-bit computing, the only hope they could think of is next generation - 128-bit, or maybe 256-bit

:-P

2:14 AM, March 11, 2006  

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