RE: AMD vs Xeon 64 bit

  • From: "Mark W. Farnham" <mwf@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <softice@xxxxxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 18:43:05 -0400

The economic feedback loop that ensures quality in mass produced goods is
the potential cost of the recall, which scales not merely with the number of
a particular item the company sells, but with the sunk cost of the capital
infrastructure's running value minus it's salvage value at the inevitable
bankruptcy or buyout if quality of more than a very few mass marketed
products is bad within a given operating window.

In other words, quality assurance for mass marketed products is like quality
assurance at a nuclear power plant, while quality assurance at a specialized
high tech small market is like quality assurance at a sugar bush. They don't
make much maple sugar and it is expensive, but they can probably afford to
replace yours if it tastes bad.

If they blow QA at a nuclear power plant the whole industry goes down for 30



Anjo, but why if the hardware is special it breaks often, yes it needs
special manufacturing skills/lines and that's why it's more reliable
where in MASS produced hardware no one cares if the particular unit is
working and especially for that its MASS produced and its cheap.




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