• Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 365 from 2003/3/28

    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.

    I'm guessing that's to do with capacity and keeping the (gigantic!) chip size down.
    You can hook up 1TB to this thing. In a 32 socket system that'll be 32TB.

    As for VSX, I've heard it might have "VSX2".


    Anyway, first POWER8-based systems are supposed to ship mid-2014, and IBM "has been designing the Power9 processor for quite a while already".

    Any modern chip takes years to design and these are some of the most sophisticated that exist. They're probably also tested very extensively.

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