• Windows 8 to be 128-bit compatible?

    As we’ve known for some time, Microsoft had already begun work on Windows 8 before Windows 7 was completed. The reason being that different teams work on different aspects of the operating system, which is why Microsoft was able to do this. Microsoft previously shed some light on what we can see in Windows 8 through a job description.

    It appears though, that one specific Microsoft employee was not too careful with their LinkedIn profile, and had accidentally leaked some interesting details regarding Windows 8. According to his LinkedIn profile, which seems to have had many of its details removed, Robert Murdon has been working at Microsoft since January 2002. Windows 8 News managed to catch this on the Microsoft employee’s LinkedIn profile before it disappeared:

    “Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards with full binary compatibility on the existing IA-64 instructions in the hardware simulation to work for Windows 8 and definitely Windows 9.”

    “Robert Morgan is using Hestia (custom software package) for experimenting with the processor for scientific analysis and 3D graphics. Error: Memory Latency? Always gotta be a challenge barrier, it’s gotta be a bug in Hestia. right?!”

    “Robert Morgan is frustrated with process standards and regulations! Delays Delays!”

    Murdon seems certain that we will see 128-bit compatibility with Windows 9, while it appears that whether we will see it in Windows 8 or not is still uncertain. Coincidentally, many do believe that Windows 7 will be Microsoft’s last 32-bit OS. So could this mean we will see Windows 8 come in 64-bit and 128-bit flavors? Let us know what you think in the comments.
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. windows's Avatar
      windows -
      good, I like it
    1. catilley1092's Avatar
      catilley1092 -
      I want to see 128 bit CPU's, & there be only the choice of 64 or 128 bit CPU's, 32 bit is old, as 16 bit turned out to be. 32 bit OS's has outlived their usefulness.

      Being that many computers ships with 6 to 8 GB RAM, with 8GB being the current dual channel "sweet spot", up from 4GB in 2009, it makes since to cut the ties with 32 bit computing with Windows 9, it's obviously too late with Windows 8.

      Bring the 128 bit CPU's on!

    1. TechnoMage's Avatar
      TechnoMage -
      On the last comment.....they already do. They're called "Main Frames".

      128 bit computers are in everyday use around the world and even larger ones are being used by our Government.

      But yes, that would be a bit much for a home user, unless he wanted to compute the value of pi, or the distance to Andromeda, in inches.

      My first computer was just an 8 bit machine. My next computer was a 16 bit machine.

      I now run a 64 bit PC, with a dual core CPU and a 5200+ effective clock speed. To just say it runs like a scalded cat, would almost be an insult. I'll never need anything faster in the short time I have left.

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