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SubjectRE: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
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On Tue, 2003-02-25 at 20:37, Scott Robert Ladd wrote:
> Steven Cole wrote:
> > Hans may have 32 CPUs in his $3000 box, and I expect to have 8 CPUs in
> > my $500 Walmart special 5 or 6 years hence. And multiple chip on die
> > along with HT is what will make it possible.
>
> Or will Walmart be selling systems with one CPU for $62.50?
>
> "Normal" folk simply have no use for an 8 CPU system. Sure, the technology
> is great -- but no many people are buying HDTV, let alone a computer system
> that could do real-time 3D holographic imaging. What Walmart is selling
> today for $199 is a 1.1 GHz Duron system with minimal memory and a 10GB hard

Last time I checked it was an 800Mhz VIA C3 with onboard everything (EPIA
variant). Even the CPU is BGA mounted to keep cost down

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