https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2017/06/ibm-pc-history-part-1/ The story of the IBM compatible PC is a fascinating one of egos, business and changing the way business was done. Though it's a bit of a rush to get there first. The rush job was good enough to keep the IBM architecture, with modifications, king for most of the PC's history. That could be about to change though. Big corporations like HP, IBM, Google and even the likes of Facebook have been taking a hard look at the computer architecture and looked for ways to optimises it. This is mainly driven by the massive online server farms that need masses of CPU power. Tiny bits of efficiency can save you millions. So the race is on again to crack the next generation of ultra small and massively powerful computers. With things like almost unlimited memory on the CPU chip and other potential advances the old motherboard could undergo some massive changes and along with that the old IBM architecture may finally be put to rest.