• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 11572 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Looks like they're finally talking about POWER8. Absolute best of a chip.
    > 12 cores, 8 threads each.
    > 230GB / Sec bandwidth
    > >200MB Cache
    > 650 sqmm!

    Nice. Does POWER8 feature VSX or has this just been a short episode starting and ending with POWER7? Besides, I'm not sure what to think of IBM's idea to go backwards in time and turn the memory controller into a separate chip again.
    Anyway, first POWER8-based systems are supposed to ship mid-2014, and IBM "has been designing the Power9 processor for quite a while already".
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