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Offline Argo

IBM powers up first Power5 computer
« on: February 17, 2003, 08:43:22 PM »
 By Stephen Shankland
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
February 17, 2003, 10:55 AM PT

IBM has fired up a computer running IBM's forthcoming Power5 processor, a top IBM executive said Monday, a key milestone for the company's future plans to pressure Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard in the Unix server market.

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Offline Seehund

Re: IBM powers up first Power5 computer
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2003, 11:24:11 PM »
fr0st pist! :)

Not really "PPC" news. The POWER series is not PowerPC.

Though the com.com.com.com.com blurb says "And unlike Power4, Power5 will be designed not only for high-end servers but also for lower-end systems." Does that mean "not only for NSA's global signal snooping processing super computer clusters, but also for 'low-end systems' like, say, Intel's chip simulation systems"? ;)
[color=0000FF]Maybe it\\\'s still possible to [/color]save AmigaOS [color=0000FF][/size][/color]  :rtfm:......
 

Offline AmigaMac

Re: IBM powers up first Power5 computer
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2003, 11:51:26 PM »
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Not really "PPC" news. The POWER series is not PowerPC.


Well it supports the PowerPC ISA, so what's your point!
 

Offline lempkee

Re: IBM powers up first Power5 computer
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2003, 10:45:51 AM »
i am confused....this is not G5 right? hehe i guess it would have been named G5 then....
this is not for the normal users i guess...sounds like its for mainframes :P
Whats up with all the hate!