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IBM Boasts "Fastest Chip Ever"

Monday, May 21, 2007

IBM claims to have doubled the performance (or halved the power requirements, depending on your point of view) of its top-end processor for servers and mid-range systems. The dual-core "Power6" processor clocks to 4.7GHz, has 8MB of L2 cache, and breaks four widely used Unix performance benchmarks, according to the company.
Features of this beast include:
  • 300GBps processor bandwidth -- claimed to be 30 times greater than Intel's Itanium
  • First UNIX microprocessor able to calculate decimal floating point arithmetic in hardware
  • Low-voltage operation, for processor blade applications, and high-voltage operation for SMP server operation
  • Separate power supply "rails" for circuits that can't support low-voltage operation
  • Voltage/frequency "slewing"
  • Dynamic clocking
That's pretty amazing. Read more about it @ LinuxDevices.com.
posted by linnerd40, Monday, May 21, 2007


Sweet, processor jump!

By the way, I tagged you! Check my latest blog... :)

commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:39 AM  

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