What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 1978
What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 1979
some old news ... International Business Week, 9-26-88 * In a few months Intel will introduce its 80486 microprocessor - mainframe on a chip - 1 million transistors - equal to...
I'd really like to know what that 6 x 8086 box was, I am interested in Frankenstein hardware. :)
Sigh, there you go trying to change your argument. You were talking about using two chips instead of one. The *REAL WORLD* price equation for the two chip solution is quite different, it is $10 * $10, not 2 * $10.
Firstly you have to factor in the extra design, test and fab costs for the extra chip. That's where the $10 * $10 comes from. The vendor takes some of that cost on the chin, so the vendor is faced with thinner margins.
The person is that a 2 part solution will take far longer to bring to market - it is the old two women can't produce a single baby in 4.5 months problem. Late delivery (sic) can kill a product, Motorola's 88000 series is a prime example, the Intel's Merced is another.
Where do you come up with the $51K figure ? Vendors simply ship libraries with the development tools, or if they are pushing OSes they'll ship a new rev of the OS. The problems happen when the developers and-or sys.admins don't keep up.
Your original claim is still incorrect. Why is it so hard to admit you are wrong ? Are you a PHB or something ?