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Jwoody wrote>"I thought the article said that IOP333 would be the last i.e. Both IOP321 and IOP333 would go. So I don't see Castle upgrading to another Intel produced processor they will have to look else where."

Yes that's true. But the inferrence was that IOP321 would be going *first*. Intel in the past usually issued a message to the effect that a particular component not be used in "future designs", meaning that it will continue to be available for a while but will at some point go out of production. Unfortunately the article seems to point to unsubstantiated rumours (yes they could be true - but the timescale could be a year or years plus any residual stock held by distributors). Yes I also agree it would be *prudent* for Castle to design for a non-Intel alternative.

Jwoody wrote>"Personally I think its time that RISC OS looked to a different processor other than ARM. Like I have said before I would like to see VRPC enhanced so that the system part of SWI's were running as native x86 code."

The JIT end of VRPC helps to an extent, but to wholesale translate to x86 would be a major pain - expensive and (arguably) not the best use of resources.

I would not disagree with you on the characterisation of what Acorn did - not so much a case of nails in coffins as bullets in feet I think ;)

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 6/5/06 5:37PM
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