GPUL on October 15 - "CONFIRMED" by Moki?

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  • Reply 121 of 141
    mrmistermrmister Posts: 1,095member
    CONFIRMED!



    Ah, Regatta...a much, much better name than gp-ul, gpul or GPUL.



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  • Reply 122 of 141
    [quote]Originally posted by mrmister:

    <strong>CONFIRMED!



    Ah, Regatta...a much, much better name than gp-ul, gpul or GPUL.



    [ 10-13-2002: Message edited by: mrmister ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Well someone's gotta say it, so I might as well do it. Regatta is the name of the line of servers which use the Power4, not the name of this new chip.
  • Reply 123 of 141
    snoopysnoopy Posts: 1,901member
    When we get news like this, it really narrows down the speculation. Second half of 2003 likely means the 90 nanometer process will be used for the first chips to ship in the Mac. Most samples before then, which Apple uses for development and test, are likely 130 nanometer chips. So it is good news, but pretty much rules out an early appearance of the G5 Mac. All this would have come out on October 15th anyway. I guess IBM does not mind giving out early information for general consumption. On the 15th we will learn the technical details. Makes sense. We don't have to be glued to the internet trying to glean details as they occur at the presentation.
  • Reply 124 of 141
    mrmistermrmister Posts: 1,095member
    That's too bad--Regatta is a much more elegent name.
  • Reply 125 of 141
    I wonder how ibm "announced" the chip. A press release is not on their web site. Anybody have a clue?
  • Reply 126 of 141
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    [quote]Originally posted by CodeWarrior:

    <strong>Let the fun begin:



    <a href="http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2002/10/13/rtr749520.html"; target="_blank">Forbes link</a></strong><hr></blockquote>

    Please note that the linked article is embargoed until April 1st. That is April Fool's Day for those of you outside the USA.
  • Reply 127 of 141
    [quote]Originally posted by Mr. Me:

    <strong>

    Please note that the linked article is embargoed until April 1st. That is April Fool's Day for those of you outside the USA.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Uh, isn't GMT something like Greenwich Mean Time (Sp. most likely, but hope you know what I mean).



    "12:01 am EDT/0401 GMT" from the article.



    EDT = Eastern Daylight Time

    edit: corrected quote twice



    [ 10-13-2002: Message edited by: MacJedai ]



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  • Reply 128 of 141
    snoopysnoopy Posts: 1,901member
    Can someone fill me in on the meaning of that message:



    TRANSMISSION EMBARGO UNTIL 12:01 am EDT/0401 GMT



    The article comes through just fine. Or was this an embargo date and time that is already passed? I never noticed it until it was mentioned here.
  • Reply 129 of 141
    [quote]Originally posted by snoopy:

    <strong>Can someone fill me in on the meaning of that message:



    TRANSMISSION EMBARGO UNTIL 12:01 am EDT/0401 GMT



    The article comes through just fine. Or was this an embargo date and time that is already passed? I never noticed it until it was mentioned here.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    Nothing to see here... move along.



    Article dated 10/13/02. To be published online after 12:01 eastern daylight time. 12:01 AM EDT = 4:01 AM GMT. Nothing about April Fool's Day.



    However, if you expect this chip in SF, you just might be a fool...
  • Reply 130 of 141
    snoopysnoopy Posts: 1,901member
    Okay, maybe I'm a little slow to understand. Did part of the article get left out, to be added later? Or was this on the article to alert people not to send it out, but it got sent out anyway, before intended? Or was this an embargo that has expired, and someone didn't remove the comment from the article? I've never seen anything like this before and am wondering what is going on.



    Edit: After yet another look, maybe I found the answer. The article states that Monday IBM announced the chip. So this article should not have been sent out until 0401 GMT for a Monday release. Somebody goofed and did not see the embargo notice and gave it to us now.



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  • Reply 131 of 141
    henriokhenriok Posts: 537member
    Regatta is not the name of the chip, it's the name of IBM's top line p-Series servers, powered by 1-1.3 GHz Power4 processors. The new chip is supposedly called PowerPC 970.
  • Reply 132 of 141
    [quote]Originally posted by I Have Questions:

    <strong>

    However, if you expect this chip in SF, you just might be a fool...</strong><hr></blockquote>

    IBM's press release for the PPC 970 just says it will be available next year. So where is everyone getting 2H next year?



    So yeah, I'll take a chance on looking foolish.



    Forgot URL:

    <a href="http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/news/2002/1014_powerpc.html"; target="_blank">http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/news/2002/1014_powerpc.html</a>;



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  • Reply 133 of 141
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    Does anyone still expect anything tomorrow?
  • Reply 134 of 141
    rickagrickag Posts: 1,626member
    [quote]Originally posted by Eskimo:

    <strong>



    There are millions of transistors in a MPU, each transistor needs ~3 contacts sized at about .13um. It's extremely hard to fill these contacts on HiP7.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Eskimo



    Thank you for the response, however, I'm :confused:



    Are you saying that the 0.07µ parts are used for the contacts??
  • Reply 136 of 141
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by Addison:

    <strong>Does anyone still expect anything tomorrow?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    More technical information about PPC 970.
  • Reply 137 of 141
    rhumgodrhumgod Posts: 1,289member
    [quote]Originally posted by mrmister:

    <strong>In case you aren't following all threads:




    <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2002/10/14/financial0309EDT0011.DTL" target="_blank">SF" target="_blank">http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2002/10/14/financial0309EDT0011.DTL]SF</a> Gate confirms Apple as purchaser of PPC970.
    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Weird...404 in IE...but ok in Netscape. I hate Microsoft. Thanks for the info but it's still just 'sources'.



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  • Reply 138 of 141
    rhumgodrhumgod Posts: 1,289member
  • Reply 139 of 141
    jante99jante99 Posts: 539member
    Apple might as well admit they are coming out with Power Macs equipped with the new IBM proccessor. Even if it takes one year to come out. No is going to be buying Power Macs until this chip is released, unless there is a price drop. Even then, you might as well wait.
  • Reply 140 of 141
    [quote]Originally posted by mrmister:

    <strong>Gate confirms Apple as purchaser of PPC970.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Not to pick nits, but that's an Associated Press article, not the SF Gate. They just re-printed it.



    It is curious that the AP is getting in on our "game" though. They don't usually do too much rumor mongering. I, for one, consider the AP to be the American Reuters - fairly responsible and (usually) correct. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    Peace
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