Shoe-horned cores

Paul Murphy points to an interesting conslusion from the de Raadt C2D rant:

[...] and maintaining a loud silence on the key issue: specifically that most of the problems de Raadt cites seem to have come from Intel’s decision to shoe-horn two or more cores designed to operate independently into multi-core packaging without doing a fundamental redesign first.

The problem: John and Jane Doe aren´t interested in good designed and balanced systems and a hackers don´t have to hassle with some obscure CPU bugs as long the both click on every attachment available without thinking. At the end, the average user isn´t interested in system, that´s fast for his or her applications, he or she buys system that performs good in some benchmarks which seldomly match with the workload of the user. But: As John and Jane Doe represents most of the market, Intel can get way with such shoe-horning tactics.