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Etmax
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Re: Different world now for IBM to survive
Etmax   9/3/2013 3:31:39 AM
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That is completly and utterly sad, it sounds like Dilbert was written by an IBM insider :-(

Adele.Hars
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Re: IBM
Adele.Hars   8/30/2013 2:39:15 PM
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Perhaps IBM pulls through at least in part because it has the pockets -- and the foresight -- to think ahead -- way ahead. As the NYTimes recently noted, "I.B.M. was granted more patents in 2012 than any other company, **the 20th consecutive year in the top spot**". Personally, I have the pleasure of writing about IBM on a regular basis -- at least the folks I'm in contact with -- those working on their chips and basic science stuff -- are insanely smart and innovative. And as a company, they always seem to have an ace in the hole. They understand Big Data as few do. Last stand? To borrow from Mr. Twain, I think that falls into the domain of great exaggeration.... IBM is, was and always will be an amazing company.  

rick merritt
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Re: Google = Motorola
rick merritt   8/30/2013 9:24:44 AM
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@SSLIVA: Funny I forgot the Goog/Mot connection. The PowerPC partners are back!

rick merritt
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Re: It's a funny old world...
rick merritt   8/30/2013 9:23:32 AM
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@GMSD: Interesting. I saw a Berkeley poster on Chisel and RISC-V at Hot Chips. They plan a September bot camp. But what's thre route to making this commercially viable?

As folks said at the event, we are at a stage where no one has motivation to drive a new ISA.
 BTW, Nividia announced earlier this year it will license its Kepler GPU IP.

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It's a funny old world...
Max The Magnificent   8/29/2013 4:26:40 PM
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When I got to the part where you say "In the coldest cut of all, Amazon recently won a deal to supply computer services to the CIA..." I thought to myself "If I went back in time 20 years, what would IBM have said to me if I'd told them a 'book-seller' woudl one day be out-selling them on the computer front?"

Then I thought "It's a funny old world, and no mistake"

ssliva
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Google = Motorola
ssliva   8/29/2013 3:39:19 PM
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Given that Google now owns Motorola Mobility, the *other* power architecture hardware company, I'm not sure how significant their participation in OpenPower is.

rick merritt
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Re: Powe architecture in basestations and power trains?
rick merritt   8/29/2013 11:00:20 AM
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The trend is embedded processors from Freescale, LSI sand others are generally in the process of migrating from PowerPC to ARM, certainly in networking anjd comms for basestation chips. I am less sure about automotive-specific chips.

I am guess they might be slower to change given slower design cycles in automotive.

junko.yoshida
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Powe architecture in basestations and power trains?
junko.yoshida   8/29/2013 10:53:46 AM
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Rick, i get your point about the non-existent Power architecture in new generations of game consoles...but what about Power architecture embedded in base stations and power trains for automotive? Are they being successful, or are they too getting replaced by ARM?

 

rick merritt
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Re: Different world now for IBM to survive
rick merritt   8/29/2013 1:47:06 AM
@IBMer: I am sorry to hear you ending your career on this note.

Bert22306
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History plays odd games
Bert22306   8/28/2013 7:40:01 PM
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IBM had this really cool idea to create the open architecture PC, which used someone else's processor, and that small consumer-oriented home toy ends up cannibalizing IBM's core business.

Who would have thunk? Not that this evolution is unusual. Happens all the time. Look at Blackberry.

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