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   Re: [xml-dev] A standard approach to glueing together reusableXMLfragmen

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Tim Bray wrote:

> Pardon me, let me rephrase that.  One great thing about Linux is the 
> incredibly good price/performance on commodity Intel-architecture 
> boxes.  When you get to 64-bit land, the price/performance of 
> Itanium/SPARC/Alpha is not even close.
> (BTW, I hear persistent reports that Linux/Opteron is still flaky).
I am surprised to hear you say this. In my old lab we had Microway built 
DEC Alpha workstations in the $5K range circa 1993.

And now with the G5, the price performance is not significantly 
different than that for a dual Xeon machine -- I don't think there has 
long been much of a 64 bit tax, just a dearth of appropriate 
applications -- also back in 1993, having >4 gig of memory would have 
been somewhat of a luxury.



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