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Pentium bug. Is it fixed?

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  • Subject: [mg268] Pentium bug. Is it fixed?
  • From: Michal Jarski <jarski at>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Dec 1994 08:42:53 +0100 (MET)


	I've recently heard about bug in Pentium FDIV dividing procedure.
	That's horrible because we don't know what other bugs we can find
	in this processor.
	Is it true that Intel fixed the problem and is ready to replace
	Bug-Pentium with Bug-Free(?)-Pentium?
	And another question (I think it's for people from Wolfram...):
		Is there a software bug-fix for Mathematica running on
		Pentium machine?
		I ask this question because Mathworks are ready with such
		a bug-fix for their system MATLAB.
	Hoping of no-more-bugs-in-processors ( isn't Hope 
						the Mother 
						of Fools ??? :-)) )

[ Michal Jarski                                                              ]
[ c/o Andrzej K.Kraszewski                                                   ]
[ Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Institute of Environmental Engineering Systems ]
[ Div. of Mathematics Applications  _________________________________________]
[ Nowowiejska 20                   /                                         ]
[ Warsaw, Poland                  /   e-mail: jarski at    ]

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