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Nov 18, 2002, 10:07 PM
From: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-485578,00.html

Headline: IBM to start work on computer to rival the human brain

Last Paragraph:

"ASCI Purple will be built using 12,544 IBM Power5 microprocessors, the same chips that are used in Apple PCs..."


Nov 18, 2002, 10:23 PM
Good signs :D

Nov 18, 2002, 10:23 PM
Thanks for posting the link.

Nice observation, but I don't think the author knew what the hell he was talking about...

Nov 18, 2002, 10:26 PM
Yeah, I'm a bit skeptical too ... but it has to come from somewhere; I mean, they do fact check at the Times ... it's a bit odd... that's for sure...


Nov 18, 2002, 10:29 PM
Weren't they thinking of the Gecko PowerPC processor IBM did for Nintendo's GameCube, which is similar to the G3, which Apple uses in the iBook/classic iMac.

[edit] Besides, they're talking about POWER5. :rolleyes:

[edit #2] Notice they said used in.... That's the past tense. No such POWER5 used in Macs. :p

Nov 18, 2002, 11:38 PM
sounds weird... Hopefully I will have one of those in 10 years :p ...

Nov 19, 2002, 10:43 AM
The exact quote is

the same chips that are used in Apple PCs and Nintendo games systems

The reporter is obviously confused. He's confusing the G3 with whatever processor is going into the supercomputers.