UX, AIX, FLAYX...
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Sep 4 10:41:15 CDT 2007
On Sep 4, 2007, at 6:43 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> And you have that backwards, the G5 is 1/2 of a POWER4 chip.
> I have nothing whatsover backwards and kindly don't make assumptions.
> I stated that the "G5" - the PPC970 family - is a dual-core POWER4;
> given that I was talking to someone who claims good knowledge of the
> POWER processors but seems not to be so /au fait/ with PowerPC, I did
> not see any necessity to spell out that POWER4 is a quad-core design.
> PPC970 also adds Altivec-compatible SIMD instructions to POWER, but is
> a highly capable 64-bit implementation of POWER.
The PPC970 is a dual-core processor? The one I'm typing this on
certainly doesn't seem to be.
> I'm not aware of much that modern PPC processers can't do that POWER
> can, other than things intended for the support of legacy IBM OSs such
> as OS/400 or zOS.
z/OS is a "legacy" OS? Sure doesn't look that way to me.
Am I just blind today or something?
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