mobile computers replacing desktop
Posted Sep 10, 2012 6:33 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: mobile computers replacing desktop
Parent article: Improving Ubuntu's application upload process
Not really. There are designs which can cover lower-power/lower-speed niche (ARM and MIPS), there are designs which cover higher-power/higher-speed niche (Itanic, POWER), there are no designs which scale better than x86.
That's why most TOP500 computers use it: they need something with the best available performance per watt (wall-power is one of the most important limitations for the supercomputers) and that "something" is either GPU or x86. Often both.
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