Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11462 from 2003/5/22
>> I've never seen any PPC476FP-based SoC for sale on the respective manufacturer's
>> website or at semiconductor distributors
> Yes IBM products are unobtainable useless you are a "qualified" buyer.
I was more referring to LSI
>> In 2012/2013, there simply was no other sensible CPU choice to make for a new,
>> high-performance (in PPC terms, that is) desktop PPC board than QorIQ P5.
> There were no Freescale cpus at the time that could match the PA6T
> (P5s were not available at the time).
Not in 2010 when Paul Gentle recommended QorIQ over PA6T, yes, but they were in 2012/2013 when the Cyrus specs were conceived. I won't back away from my opinion that even without Paul's recommendation, A-Eon would have decided for the P5 in 2012/2013, simply because there was no feasible alternative for high-performance (in PPC terms, that is) desktop PPC.