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Microkernels are better

Microkernels are better

Posted Feb 27, 2013 22:41 UTC (Wed) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: Microkernels are better by khim
Parent article: MINIX 3.2.1 released

I am not trying to say that context switches will be fast, I was merely responding to the logic of why x86 architecture won. It isn't because it's the best, it's because it's had the most R&D effort pumped into it to work around it's problems

This includes to a large extent, being produced on the most advanced fab processes, if you took the competing designs and produced them at the same resolution that Intel uses for their x86 chips, they would be much smaller, cheaper, faster, and use significantly less power than they currently do. The fact that with all these handicaps they are competitive to Intel chips in many uses is a good indication of how bad the x86 architecture is.

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