News VLIW CPU in a Desktop: Enthusiasts Crowdfund Elbrus-Based Mini-ITX Motherboard

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There are no (or virtually no) viruses developed for the proprietary VLIW architecture.
If its x86 emulation is enough to properly run protected programs (including game anti-cheats etc.) then it's also enough to "properly" run x86 viruses.
 

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They forgot to mention Transmeta. Their CPUs were also using a 128-bit VLIW architecture running their CMS x86 emulation code.
 
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They forgot to mention Transmeta. Their CPUs were also using a 128-bit VLIW architecture running their CMS x86 emulation code.
Only Fred (AKA "Crusoe"). Astro, sorry, "Efficeon" and "Efficeon 2" were both 256-bit VLIW, but instructions had variable length encoding to avoid the bloat. There was some connection between Transmeta and Elbrus, but I don't know the full story. I know they worked on the FPU for Crusoe.
 
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Despite being in possession of multiple VLIW based computers (multiple Transmeta products and one Itanic), I don't understand who would purchase this: no documentation, poor performance, ancient standards, and no historical significance.
 

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