Rahul needs a philoshopy lesson
Rahul expressed his disblief on the Journal of Pervasive 64 bit Computing. I read news every day, and I fully understand Rahul's feelings. He is an AMD fan. He likes to see AMD win, though he pretends to be fair to Intel. But, as almost everyone else, his vision is way too short.
I simply think on a larger time scale. When you look at problems at larger scale, the fluctuations get smeared out.
AMD is indeed in an enivable position. 1Q07 was AMD's moment of awakening. As a result, it has tons of x2 inventory that it can flood the market like hell, and it has the K10 killer right behind that flood, and DELL, HP, Lenovo, Acer, SUN, IBM and everyone else (except a few corrupt Japanese vendors) will hype K10 like crazy. Intel's fastest chip will be slower than AMD's slowest.
Hector Ruiz described the future quite figuratively: AMD will launch a Tsunami of new products. What Intel will see will not be a huge wave caused by a Typhoon, but a giant body of water 500 feet high and with wavelength of 5 miles -- the drowning liquid just keeps coming and coming.
I re-iterate my projection that Intel BK by 2Q08.