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Dell, IBM give thumbs up to ARM servers

5/17/2010 07:00 PM EDT
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timemerchant
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timemerchant   11/3/2011 10:45:18 AM
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PowerPC was excellent for Linux support and certainly networking. Graphics support was a bit poor for integrated display drivers, but when Apple decided to drop the 970 PowerPC to go with Intel, that was the end of IBM's 64-bit world. Palo Alto Semi with their dual 64-bit PowerPC was swallowed by Apple with not much to show and seem to have upset many of their engineers who left their new owners. Forget the CPU power, spinning a fan or a hard drive will dwarf the power consumption. I guess it comes down to doing business with IBM, so other than games consoles in their millions, it can't be that easy.

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dwarfpower   5/21/2010 4:57:38 AM
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powerpc 476 is annouced at 2.5 DMIPS/MHz with frequencies of 1.6GHz ( 4000 MIPS) running at 1.6 A9 is announced at 2 DMIPS/MHz. core power dissipation is 250mW, but i couldn't find SoC's data

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rick merritt   5/20/2010 10:58:49 PM
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How does Power compare to ARM in Mips/W?

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dwarfpower   5/20/2010 4:50:07 AM
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These 200.000 are mostly processor agnostic and depend on their associated OS and not on the underlying processor. PPC runs linux perfectly well, and i don't see IBM paying royalties to his competitor except in deer need

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avil   5/19/2010 9:44:40 PM
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Over the last year 200,000 new application were written for ARM Arch, not much was written for PPC

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dwarfpower   5/19/2010 6:27:08 PM
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Why would IBM, that has a complete range of power architecture processor, from SOC to full blown high end server chip, pay to ARM for the use of processor they don't need. Power is available from 32nm and from 1.3W from memory. Linux runs very well on these, and IBM has all the necessary leverage to include in their chip any optimised part to tackle data center tasks on low power chips without suffering from lack of computing capacity

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