Originally Posted by THT
For the record, Charlie Demerjian (semiaccurate.com) thinks Denver is dead, or will never ship. When he says this, he is thinking of the Denver (aka 64 bit Tegra K1) project using something like Transmeta's VLIW Efficeon architecture. One of the rumors was that Nvidia revectored the arch from x64 to ARM. Anyways, Demerjian has been gossiping that Denver was a long ways away from meeting perf/watt targets, and may never ship in a handheld, and thusly, is likely dead.
It appears Nvidia is still touting VLIW was some kind of instruction morphing or translating going on, so some remnants of the original Denver is still there. Or they've managed to make it work. It's really not big news until they get a win from a significant OEM.
That 128 megabyte instruction comment by AI has got to be wrong. Maybe it's 128 instructions?
For the record Charlie Demerjian worked for the Inquirer before leaving to setup his own shop. Now though instead of writing stories about how the Loch Ness monster had Big Foots love child and is suing for child support, he is now writing ridiculous tech opinions, his site is called semi-accurate for goodness sake, red flag maybe. Charlie is also a hard core AMD fanboy and takes every opportunity to bad mouth Nvidia. Frankly the man is a buffoon and I'm actually flabbergasted that you would actually use him as a credible source, especially when he is also known for bad mouthing Apple every chance he gets. Next time you use Google to find negative information about a company or one of their specific products, I highly recommend you read some of the authors work before pawning off one of their ignorant stories as credible or highly likely.
"Have you noticed that OSX releases of late, well, to be blunt, suck? It’s not that they suck as a stand alone OS, but they take away a lot of the freedoms and flexibility that the Mac desktop OS user has come to expect. Bit by bit Apple is removing all of the parts that make OSX something other than a phone class OS. The UI changes, the App store, and the overall feel of the new OS move it more and more toward a slightly open iOS, not a UNIX core with a slick GUI on top. It is being progressively closed down and phone-ized. Any guesses as to why?"
About Samsung vs. Apple Lawsuit;
"Any naysayers who think the whole court fight is just a pissing match between two petulant children have no choice but to eat their words after this show of force. If Samsung coming out and laying down their design law like this doesn’t sink any Apple claims, I don’t know what will. Game, set, and match, Samsung for the crushing win."
"Apple’s (AAPL) endless quest to make computing easier for the masses has included thousands of innovations over the years. The GUI was borrowed from Xerox Parc, the Smart Phone from Palm, the Tablet from Microsoft… Apple is good at taking another company’s idea, reworking it, and selling a lot of kit"
"We think that Apple may have plans in the future for its cloud service, but for now, the only plus the service brings is the get-out-of-jail-free card that the music service brings."
"Flash is the next in line, expect that to be transitioned away from Apple before the fruity iThingy company is comfortable with the move. Once again, no one can supply Apple with the quantity, quality, and price that Samsung can. Luckily Samsung has a buyer for this too, it is called Samsung. Nice how that circle closes, eh?"
More Apple vs. Samsung quotes;
"CPUs may be untouchable once Apple moves to TSMC, but there is still time for a toner cartridge to be dropped in the Steve Jobs Memorial Wing of the Samsung fabs. But that probably won’t happen, there are subtler ways. Screens are definitely being used as a weapon now, and flash will likely follow suit because, well, because they can. Where can Apple go? Nowhere. What can Apple do to make nice? At this point not much, Hallmark doesn’t make a card for this particular situation, or at least there isn’t one on their web site. Heck, there isn't even an applicable category of cards."
"In the end, Apple suing Samsung was incredibly stupid and self-destructive. In attacking the Korean giant, they antagonized the supplier of not just one but three critical component categories. To make matters worse, none of the three has a second source that is anything close to Samsung in quantity, quality, and price. By suing, Apple may very well have killed itself, and Samsung’s actions today are proof of that."Edited by Relic - 8/12/14 at 12:35pm