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Gene Amdahl and Gruber Calls x86 Top

Katie Hafner, New York Times, Gene Amdahl, Pioneer of Mainframe Computing, Dies at 92, here.

Dr. Amdahl also formulated what became known as Amdahl’s Law, which is used in parallel computing to predict the theoretical maximum improvement in speed using multiple processors.

Matt Rosoff, Business Insider, One of the most influential Apple bloggers just sounded Intel’s death sentence, here. Save under claim chowder.

John Gruber has been covering Apple for more than a decade on his Daring Fireball blog, and he believes that the iPad Pro signals a huge inflection point not only for Apple, but the entire computer industry.

Basically, he’s calling game over for Intel’s x86 chip architecture, which has been at the core of personal computing since the 1980s.

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