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Hardware News   Hardware News : IBM presents new line of PPC with Power6 architecture
   posted by Raffaele on 22-May-2007 9:40:29 (2915 reads)
Yesterday 21 may 2007 IBM presented at London the new line of processor with Power6 architecture.

These chips are designed at 65 nanometers, and clock double than a PPC G5.

The Power6 it is a dual core CPU offered in a wide range of clock speed models upto maximum of 4,7 GHz. The cache level 2 it is 8 MB, and the internal bandwidth it is at 300 MB per second.

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These new chips are aimed at virtualization and can support upto 1024 patitions and same number of memory management issues.

An high degree of care has be put in the design of the processor Power6 to avoid energy consuming and overheating. The Power6 could perform the best part of instructions in a single cycle of clock. Due to vaste number of pipelines, various instructions are computed in parallel any cycle.
Power6 is capable to downscale dynamically its internal clock when there is no high speed requirements or stress computing necessities.
Thanks also to 65 nm design, the Power6 consumes 30% less than PPC G5.

IBM representatives proudly said that if it will be possible to connect to very high speed internet, the Power6 could be capable to download entire Apple iTunes repository (20 Terabytes circa) in less than 60 seconds.



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Re: IBM presents new line of PPC with Power6 architecture
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One thing about Power4, Power5 series is that they are designed to deliver the best performance for any price; these chips are not designed for the desktop..

The G4, G5 are cut down versions of the Power series of chips, are the chips considered for desktop, so if a PowerPC G6 comes that the chip what we need for AmigaOS.


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But an Amiga supercomputer power 6 based would be cool ohh!! a man can dream, can dream.......


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Nice to see the successor to the Wii has an upgrade path that will allow it to still be compatible with the Gamecube as well!

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NutsAboutAmiga:
Power5 has no cheap cut-down version. G5 comes
from the Power4 series.

The G4 is a design by Motorola and I don't think it
has anything at all to do with IBM's Power-CPUs.
It's more likely to come from the old 600-series than
Power.

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Quote:
300MB/s
that should be 300GB/s (a quiet significat difference - PS3 does 25GB/s)


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that's the internal bandwith of all buses (L3 cache, memory, nodes, I/O) combined - bandwith to memory is "only" 75 GB/s.

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I could be working on one soon, we are supposed to be getting a 560, but it may be a 570, which is the first box to have the Power 6 chips. The 595 is up to 64 way Power 5 box, can you imagine the speed of that thing with 64 4.7 Ghz Power 6 chips

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