Reply to post: Re: 1996 - a lesson from history - and back to 1986 too

Hate to ruin your day, but... Boffins cook up fresh Meltdown, Spectre CPU design flaw exploits

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Re: 1996 - a lesson from history - and back to 1986 too

And, IIRC, IA64 was(is) a sort of VLIW arch.

VLIW pushes all the optimisations that have caused these issues out of the hardware and into the compiler,

Which is part of what did for IA64 - that problem turned out to be harder than anticipated. Shame, because if it had succeeded, we wouldn't be here.

And, as someone else said, Inmos and the transputer got it right (via a different route) too. I remember guys at Intel at the time of the 386 launch being very worried about it. But marketing beat technical excellence in the end, as per.

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