Intel's Skunkworks Plan B

from the fallback dept

The San Jose Mercury News is running an article about a secret project at Intel to extend the x86 architecture to 64 bits. Intel is probably hoping they'll never need to use this new technology. However, it depends on how well AMD does with their 64-bit chips and how well Intel's other 64-bit technology, Itanium, is doing. It seems some Intel engineers started working on the secret project when they realized what AMD was doing (building on older technology), and believed they could also build on the x86 architecture. This project has upset the Itanium team, but apparently, Intel upper management decided to let the engineers push ahead - with the hope that it will never be needed. Of course, Intel refused to comment in any way for the story.


Reader Comments (rss)

(Flattened / Threaded)

  1.  
    identicon
    Bryan, Jan 25th, 2002 @ 7:38am

    How about the correct link?

    Hrm. Sorry about the empty message.

    The link's headline is:

    Girls get hands-on lessons in entrepreneurship

    Nothing about Intel there that I can see.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  2.  
    icon
    Mike (profile), Jan 25th, 2002 @ 9:07am

    Re: How about the correct link?

    Oops. Fixed. Sorry.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  3.  
    identicon
    Bryan, Jan 25th, 2002 @ 1:38pm

    Re: How about the correct link?

    Thanks! :) :D

    Grumbledamncopyandpastegrumble......

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Save me a cookie
  • Note: A CRLF will be replaced by a break tag (<br>), all other allowable HTML will remain intact
  • Allowed HTML Tags: <b> <i> <a> <em> <br> <strong> <blockquote> <hr> <tt>
Follow Techdirt
A word from our sponsors...
Essential Reading
Techdirt Reading List
Techdirt Insider Chat
A word from our sponsors...
Recent Stories
A word from our sponsors...

Close

Email This