OT: was: Re: 32 or 64??

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at tic.com
Tue Feb 2 18:33:31 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 11:55 -0500, Rashkae wrote:

> I couldn't help but notice recently, much to my cost, that Intel is 
> removing Virtualization extensions on all their current socket 775 
> CPU's.. (how are the i5 and i7 faring?).  The only reason I can think 
> for this move is to prevent the low end cpus from competing with the 
> workstation/server market, since these cpu's are now more than fast 
> enough for many workloads to be simply io bound.

I would not surprise me that Intel would do this sort of thing. They are
very clever at maintaining their profit margin.

Smoot Carl-Mitchell
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