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    SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
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    David Mosberger <davidm@napali.hpl.hp.com> writes:

    > >>>>> On Sun, 23 Feb 2003 00:07:50 -0800 (PST), David Lang
    > <david.lang@digitalinsight.com> said:
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    >
    > David.L> Garrit, you missed the preior posters point. IA64 had the
    > David.L> same fundamental problem as the Alpha, PPC, and Sparc
    > David.L> processors, it doesn't run x86 binaries.
    >
    > This simply isn't true. Itanium and Itanium 2 have full x86 hardware
    > built into the chip (for better or worse ;-). The speed isn't as good
    > as the fastest x86 chips today, but it's faster (~300MHz P6) than the
    > PCs many of us are using and it certainly meets my needs better than
    > any other x86 "emulation" I have used in the past (which includes
    > FX!32 and its relatives for Alpha).

    I have various random x86 binaries that do not work.

    My 32bit x86 user space does not run.

    A 32bit kernel doesn't have a chance.

    So for me at least the 32bit support is not useful in avoiding
    converting binaries. For the handful of apps that cannot be
    recompiled I suspect the support is good enough so you can get them
    to run somehow.

    Eric
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