Why Intel x86 must die: Our cloud-centric future depends on open source chips


I’ve just bought a new AMD processor to replace my old Intel.
Then at least I don’t have to worry about the Meltdown problems.
And hopefully in a couple of years I can buy an open source processor chip to replace this one.
Linus isn’t happy with Intels kernel patches to fix the Meltdown bug:


Of course with AMD, you don’t know what you don’t know… so, looking forward to open source hardware… expecting that must be possible, given that RISC-V are talked of being that.


Beyond me but looks like a step in the right direction.


Would be wonderful Mohave open sourced chips. Linus talks a lot and we all think its cute but the economics of the industry moving away from proprietary chips is as unlikely as Linux becoming 50% of the market. Think it will happen if you want, but you will probably be disappointed.

Our cloud future has been around for a while we just use the more amorphous term cloud and simplified networking protocol, its like serverless in that its just a buzz word to make minor effeciency adjustments seem extremely important and “innovative”