InfoWorld: Crusoe problems blamed on software emulation technique
Nov 08, 2000, 23:01 (10 Talkback[s])
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"A software emulation technique used inside Transmeta's Crusoe
processor that hinders the performance of the low-power chip could
be the reason some top PC manufacturers are falling back from
commitments to ship Crusoe in future portable computer offerings,
analysts are saying...."
"The advantage to software emulation, according to Transmeta, is
a smarter processor that company officials agree operates more
efficiently on repeated commands that the chip has already
"But it is the initial translation that creates an extra step
for the Crusoe processor, and this step apparently robs Crusoe of
"McCarron added that for Crusoe to regain the performance
lost in translating code, Transmeta would have no choice but to
turn up the clock speed of the chip, negating any power savings the
chip might offer."
- CNET News.com: Compaq preps Asian Transmeta product; U.S. plans unclear(Nov 08, 2000)
- eWeek: Compaq denies it ditched Transmeta chip(Nov 08, 2000)
- AllLinuxDevices: Transmeta shares soar despite Crusoe doubts
(Nov 08, 2000)
- The Register: Transmeta helping out AMD, MS with Sledgehammer coding?
(Nov 08, 2000)
- AllLinuxDevices: Transmeta's Crusoe not ready for mainstream - Gartner
(Nov 07, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Transmeta surpasses estimates with $273 million IPO(Nov 07, 2000)
- IT-Director: IBM, Transmeta and the IPO torpedo(Nov 06, 2000)
- Linux.com: Transmeta: Revisiting Predictions
(Nov 03, 2000)
- The Register: Intel claimed to have squeezed IBM to dump Transmeta(Nov 02, 2000)
- The Register: Desperate Dell begging Transmeta for a Crusoe deal?
(Nov 02, 2000)
- IBM ditches Transmeta notebook plans(Nov 01, 2000)
- The Standard: Transmeta? You Betcha'!(Oct 28, 2000)
- The Register: Transmeta speed debate -- damned lies and benchmarks?
(Oct 25, 2000)