iAPX432: Gordon Moore, Risk and Intel’s Super-CISC Failure

Source: Hacker News

Article note: The 432 tale is always interesting. The HN thread is one of the few places I've seen someone-not-me make the Burroughs large system done wrong comparison, and a place to make my usual "learning to hide whatever cutting edge processor behind a fancy dynamic JIT-in-hardware was the winning trick" argument about why many of the ambitious designs of the 90s failed and the P6/K6 designs basically ended ISAs.
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