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Re: 4 -> 8 -> 8/16 -> 16 -> etc. [message #64682] Sat, 18 May 2013 20:52
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Date: Wed, 21-Mar-84 11:36:14 EST
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Posted: Wed Mar 21 11:36:14 1984
Date-Received: Thu, 22-Mar-84 01:09:16 EST
Organization: AT&T Bell Labs, Naperville, IL
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   Most people probably know this, but I thought it might be nice to get this
 into the open.  The greatest value for a 64 bit microprocessor chip, as the
 Japanese have announced an intention to develop, is to the science and
 engineering communities.  IBM and their 32 bit architecture dominate the
 market because of the needs of business, and the fact that the business end
 makes the purchasing decision.  An IBM mainframe is not particularly well
 suited for scientific computing, and a 64 bit micro, included in a processor
 array with floating point support, would be ideal for serious numerical work.

   Think of it as a CRAY in a breadbox....

                                    Patrick Wyant
                                    AT&T Bell Laboratories (Naperville, IL)
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