2008-09-01

Biodiversity

Wikipedia defines Biodiversity as "the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem". In the field of processor architectures I'm sorry to see that the market is going towards a two-species-only world: x86 and ARM. Thus, bye-bye biodiversity.

I recently noticed that EETimes started talking about "ARM industry standard"; I know the difference between a standard de iure and a standard de facto (I claim to have a good knowledge of written Latin in my CV), but I can't forget that the only standard Instruction Set Architecture is the ancient 32-bit SPARC v8 ISA (standardized as IEEE 1754-1994). In spite of this, try this Google Fight...