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Hussein Baghdadi
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Hi all.
As we all know (or at least, as I heared), Pentium 4 is the last member in the family (there is no P5).
what we will use after P4 ?
64 bit processors like Xeon and Opteron ?
which year it supposed to be the last year for P4 (32 bit processors) ?
64 bit processors can run 32 bit applications but not vice versa, right ?
thanks..
 
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The Pentium series was discontinued because Intel gave up on further increases in single processor clock speeds.

Future improvements will depend on multiprocessing. Pentiums are not capable of multiprocessing, and Xeons are, so we should see a move to the Xeon line in 32 bit applications.

64 bit Xeons have a bit of catchup to do, as IBM, in their PowerPC line, and AMD, in their Athlon line, have a few more years of experience in the 64 bit market.
[ February 14, 2005: Message edited by: Warren Dew ]
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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