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Notebook chassis / Re: Powerbook G4 chasis
« on: August 31, 2016, 08:38:34 PM »
Sorry, I don't want to be rude.
And "crackpot idea" was meant to be funny not bad / depreciating.

General Discussion / Re: News from IBM and POWER8 / POWER9 plans
« on: August 25, 2016, 03:41:36 PM »
Speculation is pure pleasure :D
This are all well-chosen arguments from you :)
But I remember Freescales business decision to throw out AltiVec in future SoC-designs. That was in about 2008/ 2009. And the manager that was involved significantly in this decision jumped ship a few month later to ... tata ... Intel ;)

And the whole military-industry was crying about the loss of AltiVec.

In the Freescale roadmaps was also mentioned a "T5", but sadly never heard from this again.

General Discussion / Re: News from IBM and POWER8 / POWER9 plans
« on: August 25, 2016, 09:57:03 AM »
This hope, I also have. Maybe a new Silicon Valley startup will be founded, e. g. PA Supersemi ;-)
BTW, nice find :)
I think even NXP don't know what they will do in the next couple month. But AFAIK, mostly all "Freescale POWER" engineers jumped ship and when even IBM workers ( forum) say, it could be better switch to ARM instead of "PowerPC" ... that gives us a deep inside ...

Motorola/ Freescale never had any luck. In 2000 Intel bought up all Motorola PowerPC engineers. Intel was sued in 2001 for this. If you ask this guys about this, even today they don't comment on this whole incident. This also was the big "Motorola G5" crash.

Notebook chassis / Re: Powerbook G4 chasis
« on: August 22, 2016, 09:22:21 AM »
It's impossible and it doesn't make sense. You can't sell a "Apple brand" notebook ...
You could only sell a mainboard that fits into the Powerbook case, but the customer has to put it into the case by it's own.
It's a nightmare.

It's a crackpot idea.

Others OS / Re: MorphOS
« on: August 22, 2016, 09:16:43 AM »
I think morphOS is jumping ship to x86 sooner or later ...

General Discussion / Re: News from IBM and POWER8 / POWER9 plans
« on: July 21, 2016, 05:06:07 PM »
Another article about IBM
Will IBM Sell Its Mainframe Business?

In my view, a clueless person ;)

General Discussion / Re: News from IBM and POWER8 / POWER9 plans
« on: July 21, 2016, 05:01:02 PM »
New POWER8 benchmarks from ANANDTECH:
Assessing IBM's POWER8, Part 1: A Low Level Look at Little Endian

Very interesting read, IMO. All in all, not that bad ;)

Maybe NXP will be forced to develop new PowerPC cores. More and more modules are coming with e6500 cores ;-)

Rugged, network oriented module dishes up 12-core QorIQ SoC

Suggestions / Re: about suggestions
« on: June 29, 2016, 06:06:13 PM »
Linux is supporting the new GPU generation already.

Sorry I used Google Translator ... but it isn't that bad:

Radeon RX 480 and Linux

The open source Linux graphics drivers support the new graphics chip generation already - this is a novelty, because in the recent past it took at least months, to the open source drivers are unable to attract new GPUs. Rosy the situation is not yet, because the appropriate drivers stuck so far only in pre-release versions of the Linux kernel 4.7, 12.0 and Mesa LLVM 3.8.1 / 3.9. However, these versions should appear in the next few weeks, so Ubuntu 10.16 should and other distributions appearing in autumn supported the new graphics cards from home. Until then, there are also still eliminate some detail problems, because the brief test with development versions of the Linux kernel and the image of Mesa Radeon RX 480 flickered now and then; AMD's open-source developers are discussing but just a few corrections that eliminate this problem if possible.


General Discussion / News from IBM and POWER8 / POWER9 plans
« on: June 25, 2016, 08:14:07 PM »

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.

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