*** NEW Power4 Based IBM Desktop CPU - October 15th ***

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
<a href="http://www.mdronline.com/mpf/conf.html"; target="_blank">http://www.mdronline.com/mpf/conf.html</a>;

"Breaking Through Compute Intensive Barriers - IBM's New 64-bit PowerPC Microprocessor

Peter Sandon, Senior Processor Architect, Power PC Organization,

IBM Microelectronics IBM is disclosing the technical details of a new 64-bit PowerPC microprocessor designed for desktops and entry-level servers. Based on the award winning Power4 design, this processor is an 8-way superscalar design that fully supports Symmetric MultiProcessing. The processor is further enhanced by a vector processing unit implementing over 160 specialized vector instructions and implements a system interface capable of up to 6.4GB/s."

Interesting to note it has a vector processing unit .. quite possibly an alti-vec like unit ...


  • Reply 1 of 2
    slackerslacker Posts: 127member
    only that it's been mentioned in a half dozen other threads already.


    And where does that mention October 15th? I guess I should be more specific. It sounds like you are implying it will be available on Oct 15th, when this is just day 1 of a conference.

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  • Reply 2 of 2
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    Being discussed in other threads.

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