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Suggestions / Re: Future Power CPU's and ideas
« on: November 07, 2016, 01:05:12 PM »
Why not. Visions are good. We will see what the future brings. But I'm pretty sure, you have to pay IBM a lot of money in doing this. And you can't compare with Intel, because they have a bigger market.

But I'm also pretty sure, if someone gives IBM enough money, the can build a chip that beats any Intel offerings.

Suggestions / Re: Future Power CPU's and ideas
« on: November 06, 2016, 02:39:07 PM »
That's what I mean with "POWER derivative". The G5 (PPC970--) was a derivative of POWER4.
Yes, if Qualcomm leaves the PowerPC, only a few companies are left. IBM and AMCC, AFAIK. It seems that even AMCC is switching from PowerPC to ARM.

Even if IBM sees no one in doing a derivate of POWER chips, it's not looking good:
The number of "vendors who have the skills to be able to take a sophisticated processor and do derivatives of it for the server market is actually perhaps a smaller universe than we thought," Balog said

And IBM is only talking about the server market.

The only road that makes sense in a commercial way is to build a ultra low-power PowerPC SoC that fits in embedded and mobile devices, from phone to notebook. Then there is a bigger market maybe. But it would be really though to fight against ARM and Intel at once.

Suggestions / Re: Future Power CPU's and ideas
« on: November 05, 2016, 06:05:56 PM »
Hmm, difficult. I think, after Apple jumped ship in 2006 no commercial company sees a market in new desktop/ mobile PowerPC chips. To build a POWER derivate chip, you need a lot of experience. Even IBM sees no one able to do such a development.

It's also a question of ROI (return on investment). You need a lot of money and a long breathing. As long as we don't have a lender of capital (such as e. g. BlackRock ;)) we can put that idea right out of our mind :'(

BUT, I love your idea anyway, no question about that :)
Would be cool to see IBM doing this, pulling a hat (chip) overnight with twice the performance and half power consumption in comparison of Intels best offerings, like in 1997 ;D

General Discussion / Re: Potential Qualcomm takeover of NXP
« on: October 27, 2016, 04:40:37 PM »
My hope is, that IBM to buy Qualcomm ;)

October 27, 2016

Dear Friends, Partners and Customers,


On October 27, 2016, we announced that NXP has agreed to be acquired by Qualcomm. This will create the industry powerhouse to focus on Secure Connections for a Smarter World.

The combining of NXP into Qualcomm is based on compelling strategic logic that brings together two highly successful and complementary businesses to create a premier semiconductor industry leader. With unique leadership positions in Wireless technologies, Security and Processing, the union is ideally positioned to address the emerging trends of ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the 5G revolution.

The combined company is expected to have annual revenues of more than $30 billion, serviceable addressable markets of $138 billion in 2020 and leadership positions across mobile, automotive, IOT, security and networking segments. The transaction has substantial strategic and financial benefits:

Complementary technology leadership in strategically important areas: The transaction combines Qualcomm’s leadership in low-power advanced computing, connectivity and communications systems with NXP’s complementary leadership in general purpose and automotive grade processing, security, automotive safety sensors and RF; enabling more complete system solutions.
Mobile: A leader in mobile SoCs, 3G/4G/5G modems and security.
Automotive: A leader in global automotive semiconductors, including ADAS, infotainment, safety systems, body & networking, powertrain & chassis and secure access.
IoT and Security A leader in broad-based MCUs, secure identification, mobile transactions, payment cards and transit; strength in application processors and connectivity systems.
Networking: A leader in network processors for wired and wireless communications and RF sub-segments, Wave-2 11ac/11ad, RF power and BTS systems.
Enhanced go-to-market capabilities to serve our customers: The combination of Qualcomm and NXP’s deep customer and ecosystem relationships and distribution channels enables the ability to deliver leading products and platforms at scale in mobile, automotive, IoT, industrial, security and networking.
Shared track record of innovation and commitment to operational discipline: Both companies have demonstrated a strong commitment to technology leadership and best-in-class product portfolios with focused investments in R&D. Qualcomm and NXP have both taken action to position themselves for profitable growth, while maintaining financial and operational discipline.
Qualcomm is an exceptional company with a like-minded approach to that of NXP, in terms of customer-focused innovation. Its exceptional heritage, engineering execution capability and richness of technology are an ideal match to NXP’s long-standing commitment to the Automotive, Security, Networking, Consumer and Industrial markets. We and the entire NXP team are delighted at this prospect and wish to assure you of our continued commitment to you throughout the entire transition phase and beyond.

Of course, the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, so we anticipate that the acquisition will likely close during the end of calendar 2017. However, for now and until the close of the deal, it will be business as usual, and all NXP employees will remain focused on total customer satisfaction with a passion to win.

On behalf of the entire organization, we thank you for your continued support, as we together continue to complete the integration of the Freescale and NXP systems. We are truly excited about our potential as a combined company with Qualcomm and the increased ability to deliver to you unsurpassed customer service and innovative products. We are confident that our combination with Qualcomm will be as seamless as possible and look forward to working with you for many years to come.

We will keep you informed as additional information becomes available that we are legally permitted to share.


General Discussion / Re: News from IBM and POWER8 / POWER9 plans
« on: October 18, 2016, 04:14:17 PM »
OpenCAPI: Coherent Interconnect for hardware accelerators (Google translator)

Don't find any good report on english sites.

A report about the Talos workstation:

Power8 workstation costs nearly $ 20,000 (Google translator)

General Discussion / Re: Links
« on: October 17, 2016, 04:37:35 PM »
Another link:

Is HDR, GPL and AFAIK AltiVec optimized:

Notebook chassis / Re: OS themed chassis
« on: September 03, 2016, 01:40:35 PM »
Am I right the Richard Stallman is using a MIPS notebook already?
But yes, would be cool ;)
Don't forget Linus 8)

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news from the team / Re: The Power Progress Community is here
« on: August 31, 2016, 08:54:53 PM »
About the logo. I'm miles away to be a designer.

Others OS / Re: MorphOS
« on: August 31, 2016, 08:52:47 PM »
Yes, time will tell. I think also morphOS will go x86. If this will be a wise decision, that's a different kettle of fish.
I also think Apple will jump completely to ARM sooner or later.

Notebook chassis / Re: OS themed chassis
« on: August 31, 2016, 08:45:27 PM »
Why not, a good looking "geek-mod". Maybe changeable. Like the iMacs with different colors.
A GNU notebook with Richard Stallmans face on the back of the display cover :D

Amiga would also be cool. Maybe the same colors like the original Amiga beige :)
We have to pay attention on trademarks, then.

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