From: Steve (ml-subscribe_at_xydyx.com)
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 23:58:00 PDT
The Cell is hardly a processor you'd want to use in a general purpose
computer. While it has extremely powerful vector processing
capabilities its basic integer and branch performance is terrible. It
is pretty much a PowerPC 601 with 64 bit registers and several vector
coprocessors attached. Running Linpack a Cell might do exceptionally
well, running Word or Apache it would choke.
Moving to Intel chips is going to give Apple a lot more flexibility
in the future. Right now Intel's got some nice chips in the pipeline
and tons of manufacturing capability. Having OSX and all major
applications ported to the x86 architecture would allow for a switch
to AMD were they to significantly pull ahead of Intel in the price/
cost/performance balancing act.
On Jun 9, 2005, at 3:58 PM, Clan Iverson wrote:
> Maybe the G5 hasnt reached 3Ghz yet, but IBMs Cell is
> almost 5Ghz...
> Ian Iverson
> P.S. Matt K., please keep your discrimination against
> the Chinese on [NTLK] outsourcing jobs
> Not on MY thread!!!!
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