Hardware : : 970 Reasons for Excitement!
Posted By: Targhan. on 2005/9/27 4:31:19
As alluded to in the forums by none other than Bill and Raquel, the big news has come.  Announced tonight on www.genesippc.com....

A dual 970M powered "Open Server Workstation" will be developed by Genesi; additionally Genesi has joined Power.org.  With Power.org's mission to push Power Architecture as the preferencial open standard hardware development platform for the electronics industry, and Genesi's announcement of a dual 970M platform, the future of PowerPC is quickly turning from vision to reality.

Need More?  Then, pack up your reading glasses, and pay a visit to the Official Press Release at GenesiPPC.com.   Also, enjoy the article at Power.org.
 
  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Genesi
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    Don't miss this either:

    http://www.power.org/news/articles/shanghai/

    :-)

    R&B
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    mad (in a good way)! 8-)
    An ode to Wayne Miller:

    "Oooooh yeahh!"
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    good news !

    will it be possible to update a Pegasos2 motherboard with the new ODW processor card ?
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    takemehomegrandma
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    will it be possible to update a Pegasos2 motherboard with the new ODW processor card ?


    No. This is a whole different deal. :-)
    MorphOS is Amiga done right! :-)
    MorphOS NG will be AROS done right! :-)
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    TMHG is right. This is a whole different deal, but the Developer Programs could be the same....;-)

    1. MPC5200 EFIKA Y2K = versatile low power platform
    2. Pegasos/ODW with 7447, 7447A and 7448 options = more power lots of flexibility
    3. OSW = targeted at server development and POWERFUL, but can certainly be used as a desktop machine. The cores do not have to be run at peak performance either.

    R&B :-)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    takemehomegrandma
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    but can certainly be used as a desktop machine


    That will of course require interfaces suitable for desktops as well. Graphic card option, USB, Firewire, sound with lots of connectors, etc. OK, most of these things can be put on a PCI cards (or PCI-express (throw in lots of those!) ;-)), but you know what I mean ...
    MorphOS is Amiga done right! :-)
    MorphOS NG will be AROS done right! :-)
  • »2005/9/27 14:02
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    More Interesting Links:

    http://bbrv.blogspot.com/2005/09/ipower.html

    http://macslash.org/

    http://www.penguinppc.org/
    :idea:Targhan

    MorphOS portal? www.MorphZone.org
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    Someone wake me up :-) Hats off to Genesi if they can make it happen!
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    wow.......i think i need to go see a doctor and get my eyes checked.....and then a bank to take out a loan to buy one of these :)

    [ Edited by poundsmack On 2005/9/28 17:58 ]
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    Is it going to be available only for blade chassis, or can it be used in normal ATX environment as well, with local harddrive, CD, etc. As this would make a great package building server, but I have no hope for blade infrastructure. Building all the packages for packman takes more than a day, and then I hardly can use my machine for anything else. With this, compiling would probably take just a few hours...
    CzP
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