View Full Version : Power 5 aces a test

Ambrose Chapel
Nov 22, 2004, 05:44 PM
saw this over on ars, from an IBM press release:

On the crucial TPC-C benchmark test, the IBM eServer p5 595 and DB2 combination not only tripled the performance of the HP Integrity Superdome(1) but also posted a price/performance advantage of 37 percent to become the fastest computing processing solution ever.

To set the new TPC-C record, IBM leveraged the combined power of its POWER5 processor-based server -- the eServer p5 595 -- and IBM's leading-edge AIX 5L(TM)operating system and DB2, the industry's leading database.

this should spice up the G6 rumors


Nov 22, 2004, 08:06 PM
How likely would it to be called the G6? I mean, what major architecture changes does it represent? Would software need to be compiled any different to get optimum preformance, because if it doesn't then I would say we could get away with calling it a G5 still.