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A few other non-x86 hardware "niches" are doing not too bad: think for instance GPUs or mobile phone processors (more units sold than x86).
Oracle: SELECT * FROM Sun
Posted Apr 21, 2009 16:45 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Obviously ARM, Mips and PowerPC are doing wonderfully in engine computers, industrial control, mobile phones, access points, etc. Why? Because generally the most important factor is power consumption or ruggednes, not raw horsepower. It makes perfect sense to use custom silicon in these applications.
Posted Apr 21, 2009 20:51 UTC (Tue) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047)
Posted Apr 22, 2009 0:15 UTC (Wed) by leoc (subscriber, #39773)
Posted Apr 22, 2009 4:08 UTC (Wed) by ebs (guest, #30411)
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