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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
> On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 03:38:10AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> ia32 big iron. sigh. I think that's so unfortunately in a number
>> of ways, but the main reason, of course, is that highmem is evil :)

One phrase ... "price:performance ratio". That's all it's about.
The only thing that will kill 32-bit big iron is the availability of
cheap 64 bit chips. It's a free-market economy.

It's ugly to program, but it's cheap, and it works.


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