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Thread: Intel should be ashamed of itself over AMD 64, Torvalds says




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    A POSTING BY LINUS Torvalds on the linux-kernel mailing list suggests that Intel should be more than a little ashamed of itself when it announced its 64-bit extensions last week.

    Torvalds was replying to a post which asked whether there was any difference between X86_64 and X86-64.

    He said the real name for the instruction set should be X86-64, and always has been.

    Torvalds said he was "a bit disgusted" at Intel for not even mentioning AMD in its documentation or its press releases. "I'd almost be inclined to rename the thing as AMD64 just to give credit where credit is due," he said. "However, it's just not worth the pain and confusion".

    He suggests that Intel people on the mailing list tell their managers that they should be "[expletive deleted] ashamed of themselves. Just because Intel doesn't care about their customers and has been playing with some other 64-bit architecture that nobody wanted to use is no excuse for not giving credit to AMD for what they did with X86-64".

    He adds, however, that he's happy Intel "finally got with the program" but describes it as "pretty petty" not to even mention AMD in the documentation and "try to make it look like it was all their idea".

    The INQUIRER name for Intel's 64-bit extensions is iAMD64.

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    AMD and Intel have liscencing agreements with each other that let them look at and use some of each other's technology.

    That's why Intel can take this approach and make their CPU's completely AMD64 compatible.

    At least that's what I read.

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    I don't think that's the issue here. He's ticked that intel didn't give amd any credit
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