10 posts • joined Tuesday 17th June 2008 22:01 GMT
Re: Too Little, Too Late
I will give you at least one. The DCS220 and DSC260 digital cameras used MPC823 processors from Motorola (now Freescale), which had a PowerPC core.
Cracked sense of entitlement to write excessively flowery journalism
I feel entitled to a firewall against the nuisance of articles by former census workers!
If the quality is as good but 40% smaller, I'm all for it. It will cut the size of my pr0n partition. I don't care that Schmidt, Page, and Brin want to take over the world and probably have tracking codes inserted in the image format. Paris cuz, well, you figure it out!
we hear rumors a) that Cisco will kill the Cat6k series and b) new cards are just around the corner. The rumors seem to cancel out, and the Cat6k soldiers on. The chassis has had a long run, and purchased used, is still a good fit l for certain applications (like end of row switch for data center. I can't see them doing a new 1 gig card unless it offered EEE, and for 10 gig I imagine they would try to sell me a Nexus...
if Google had apologized to the family, implemented a review system for its most popular or favorited videos* and made a donation to Vivo Down if this would have been resolved? seriously.
*I'd hate to have that job
OK, one reason the G5 consumed so much power is IBM was lazy and synthesized the thing. IBM had people who did low power (PPC 4xx guys) but who got sold off to AMCC. The people who put the G5 together went down the P4 path.1
IBM royally @#$@#$ up the PPC. PA did full custom for many parts of their PPC chip and had efficient clock gating, lowering the power of the chip significantly but by the time it hit the market it was a vanity company for Dan. That product (PA6T-1682M) shipped though, Torben.
That said, why reinvent the wheel? Doing another PPC at this stage is a science project. Why not just do a multi-core ARM chip with full-custom where it helps your MIPS/watt and integrate the graphics stuff they bought?
Paris 'cuz after all these years I'd still like to royally
Agreed but teams of 100s? No way. Teams of thousands.
@zxcvbnm - a little better than that.
400MHz PowerPC e300 dual-issue core with 32K caches is about the same as a 700-800MHz ARM 1136EJ-S. I'd buy one. It'd be a fun box to program.
Paris 'coz I'd like to hack her box, too.
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