Idd een erg goed artikel. Hier een stukje over de toekomstige mogelijkheden van Code Morphing:
So you see, they made the Code Morphing software extremely modular. They can implement whatever parts of it they like in hardware to get whatever degree of performance gain they want. Crusoe should be viewed more as a proof of concept than as the ultimate outcome of 5 years of work. Crusoe represents one extreme of a spectrum that stretches from "implement the bare minimum in hardware" to "implement everything in hardware." Now that Transmeta has a technology that's proven to work in the most difficult case (where 2/3 of the transistor logic has been moved into software), they can go back in the other (easier) direction and start putting stuff in silicon.
Furthermore, since there's a software layer between the ISA of the binary and the machine's native ISA, Transmeta is free to beef up the execution engine (or any other part of the core) however they like, because the only thing that will require a recompile is the Code Morphing software. A case in point is the two chips in its product line. Each has a slightly different core (the Windows chip has special instructions in it that help speed up Windows), but they both are fully x86 compatible. There's nothing to keep them from stuffing new functions and features (SIMD anyone?) into the silicon, to help scale the product has high up as they want to go with it.
I'd say that it's only a matter of time before we hear an announcement of another product line from Transmeta. It won't be named Crusoe, because it won't be aimed at the mobile and embedded markets. It'll be a workstation and server class x86 CPU that runs Linux like a fiend, and it'll compete directly with Intel's IA-64. I can't wait.