Als je The Register moet geloven wel. Jammer voor allen die het toch wel zagen zitten om zo'n octal Merced render-fabriek op de plank te hebben.
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The question of Intel's Merced's future has again come into focus as a senior executive from Sun Microelectronics described it as a "failure". Harlan McGhan, architecture marketing manager at Sun Microelectronics in California, said: "Everybody's agreed that Merced is already a failure. I'm not expecting very much from Merced and it's a lot more expensive than its x.86 chips." maar daar blijft het niet bij, ook Compaq, een grote afnemer van intel, verklaart dit.
Insiders at Compaq have told The Register that the company is now taking a long hard look at whether Merced is worth bothering with at all. According to our highly unofficial source, Merced is showing little signs of life at the corporation. Engineers at Compaq whose job it was to look at the Merced architecture are now being told to occupy their time looking at other projects, our deep throat said. If true, this is extremely bad news for Intel. Compaq is, in public at least, continuing its support for Merced. But in private, it is determined to press ahead with fast EV67 and EV68 platforms, we are informed. Very soon now, Compaq will demonstrate Win64 on the Alpha platform