[Beowulf] More AMD rumors

mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Tue Nov 20 12:20:44 PST 2012


Should Intel become the sole supplier of x86 chips we can expect 
technological stagnation at ever increasing prices in both the x86 
desktop and laptop markets.  At that point ARM will likely become the 
chip du jour, since there is still competition there, and its use in 
phones, tablets, etc. provides economy of scale.  This will push Apple 
even harder in that direction.  So, somewhat ironically, Intel's finally 
achieving the monopoly in the x86 market that they always wanted may 
coincide with the start of pretty much everybody migrating to another 
processor.

David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech


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